“Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.”
If you have ever seen a potter at work, you know that it is not an easy task to make something beautiful out of what begins as a glob of mud. It is often a messy job as the potter molds the clay with his hands.
The potter places the clay in the center of a wheel that spins around so that each side can be molded in the same way.
Notice the verse does not say there is only one wheel, but rather “a work on the wheels.”
God always has multiple things in motion in order to bring His will to pass.
“And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.”
The clay was marred, it had blemishes and bruises from all that it had been through,
but it was in the hand of the potter.
Now there was potential for something new to come out of the blemished clay.
It was then that Jeremiah began to see what the Lord had for him, and us, to learn from this picture.
“O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.”
God is willing and able to mold us into what He has in store.
We are the clay; He is the Potter.
“But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.”
We need only yield ourselves as a moldable vessel and allow Him to do a work in and through us.
Job 39-40 | Revelation 4
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