Tue, 08/21/2012 - 11:21 -- Joyce Long

“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God…hath not the potter power over the clay…” Romans 9:20-21

What does clay do? Clay is at the mercy of the potter. We as clay are to be submissive in the hand of the Master Potter. We allow the potter to mold us in to whatever kind of vessel He chooses. We do not argue. He can create us to be a china cup or an earthen pot. He can make us extremely gifted or rather ordinary. He can form us as strikingly beautiful or somewhat homely. He can design us with a Sanguine personality or a Phlegmatic one. He can form us short or tall. He is the Potter; we are the clay. Clay is not molded in a moment. It is a process. The potter rolls, pats, and pounds until we want to cry “Let me alone!” He puts us on a spinning wheel, later into an oven. Sometimes the heat is unbearable and overwhelming. Then He places us on a shelf to cool, and we think we’ll never be a “somebody.” He paints us and we feel as though we’re suffocating. But when He is finished, we are something beautiful – a piece of work to do His will and fulfill our purpose, designed by the Master Potter.

~Elizabeth Lapp

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