Hands of a potter, creating an earthen jar

‘The Potter and the Pot – Who’s in Charge?’

Isaiah 64:8

“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

There are several passages in the Scriptures that describe God as ‘The Potter’ and we as the clay or as a pot that He made. He is the Creator. We are the creation. We are the created. 

Isaiah affirms this truth in this passage. There is also the comparison to the role of the Father, the one who has unique loving authority. The Potter certainly has authority to mold and shape the clay into a pot as He sees fit – and with or without any explanation. 

When I am not content with who I am and what I look like and how I am gifted or not gifted – it is as though I am not acknowledging my Father in Heaven as the Potter, my Potter, and myself as the clay that He faithfully continues each day to mold and to shape.

Question: Do I truly see God as my ‘Authority’? Do I see Him as my ‘Creator’ who continues to mold and shape me?

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