The story of the potter, in the book of Jeremiah, was written when Judah had fallen under foreign power. The Babylonian captivity had begun. It was the worst tragedy the Israelites had ever known. The prophet Jeremiah did not stop preaching that Judah would be destroyed, but from that day on there began to be a new hope in his message.
When Jeremiah received a vision from God, he visited a potter and watched him at his work. He observed that whenever a vessel turned out poorly, the potter would reshape the clay and make another of whatever sort seemed best to him. Jeremiah heard it as a message of great hope. Like a skilled potter, God would not give up but continue to reshape the people of Israel.
When we read this story we recognise that God is the potter, we are the clay and life is the wheel, and we can learn why with God there is always the possibility of new hope for anyone no matter how far they may have crossed over to the dark side. Remember, God the potter always ‘works all things out together for the good of us’ (Romans 8:28), and wants what is best for us. So, would you like for Him to remould, reshape, and renew your life today? Then leave your life in the hand of the potter, God our Father. IL-WOONG.
The Prayer Box. With his sister suffering from a serious illness, a young boy takes it upon himself to get God’s attention by answering prayers from members of his church in hopes that God will answer his prayer as well. Sometimes God works outside the box.