Today's Daily Bread
Thu. Jul 28, 2016: Jeremiah 18:1-6; Matthew 13:47-53
Indeed, like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, house of Israel. Jeremiah warns that God will destroy those who disobey him, but that’s only one of the potter’s possibilities. Think of the limitless potential of malleable clay in the artist’s capable hands. Its possibility is confined only by imagination, and if the initial design isn’t pleasing, it can be reshaped. Our rough edges, likewise, can be smoothed. God continually works with us, molding and reforming, changing and improving. We simply must allow him to shape us. Loving God, we’re works in progress. Form us how you see fit.