Thursday, July 28, 2016

Take a new shape?

"Whenever the object of clay which he was making turned out badly in his hand, he tried again, making of the clay another object..."
Jeremiah 18:4

And may I say that reshaping the clay is a lot easier when the clay is pliable!  Think of that dried out old ashtray you made of clay in second grade (Yes, we actually made ashtrays in the 60's, young friends!) Think of how stiff and stuck-in-itself it was when you found it in an old box.  Not much could be done with that old piece of clay to re-form it.  But, a soft, damp piece of clay is very yielding to shaping and just moves gracefully through the hands of the skilled potter, doesn't it? Our Divine Potter can do much more with us if we stay flexible and pliable.  If we get stiff and stuck in ourselves and in our own ways, we may just break apart when challenged. On the other hand, if we allow the Potter to mold and shape us into what is needed in the world we can be much more useful! Today, let's think of ways we can yield to the Potter as we move through our day.  Can we bend and allow our will and prejudices to take a different shape? A shape that can be more useful in our world?  Love, heidi

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