At the Potter’s House
18 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2 “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3 So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me. 6 He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.”
I remember as a child walking along many broken sidewalks repeating the old saying, “Don’t step on a crack, or you‘ll fall and break your back.” This phrase has been repeated and even edited to many different versions. Either way, it was not uncommon to see innocent children holding their mother’s hand, big smiles, head down with intense investigation, and sidestepping cracks along the way. Oh the innocence of childhood!
Yet, I just cannot help but think those same children, who grew up playfully avoiding cracks, now live in bondage full of heart/soul cracks due to a life of regret, abuse, unforgiveness, pride, and fear to name a few. These cracks are invisible to those around you. Therefore, a broken soul is most certainly worse than the proverbial “broken back” once avoided as a child.
The miracle is that our Father in heaven takes our marred clay and shapes it into what is best to Him. When I meditate on that, I think of pure perfection because everything the Father touches, breathes upon, and makes…is perfect and good. I am overwhelmed that He produces vessels that look differently yet they are all produced in perfection; thank you Lord.
So, I say…take the bandaids off your heart/soul cracks. They don’t belong there anymore. You were not meant to put them there. You still hurt because that bandaid wasn’t designed to hold/cover your wound. God sees you and He knows. Open your heart unto Him and let Him transform you from the inside out. Place yourself into His hands and allow Him to make something new…yes, out of you.
~Your cracks become your creativity.
~Your tainted heart becomes your testimony.
~Your hurt becomes someone else’s healing.
~Your pain becomes your praise.
~Your wounds become your worship.
The enemy loves to remind you of your cracks (i.e., past failures, sins, abuse, hurts, etc.). Not only that, he is the dealer supplying you the bandaids; they will never work! Yet, God chooses to forgive, heal, and remember no more. Do you know how that’s possible? He sees a new creation in you! Have you ever thought of that? Once the Potter finishes His work, you ARE a new creation. You are no longer what and who you used to be. Therefore, the Father/Potter cannot see the old you even if He wanted to. The new vessel has replaced the old one. You are new, valuable, and worthy. Have you heard the enemy speak that over you? Of course not!! It’s time to throw away the bandaids…submit yourself onto the Potter’s wheel and be comforted in His hands of healing, change, and renewal.
Challenge: Meditate on this passage this week and commit to worshiping on the Potter’s wheel. Allow Him to do whatever He wants, in/through you. Just as the passage states, He will only do what He sees as BEST! Oh what a blessing over you!