Monday, July 13, 2009

At the Potter's House

We are the clay.
The last weekend in June, Chris and I went to L. I. to visit with family. We visited Joe's Pottery Workshop and I found a metaphor within. And of course, as things are always very interesting when we open our eyes to God's presence, another little heavenly greeting came to me...

While at the potter's, I couldn't stop thinking of the passage in Jeremiah about
God as the Potter.

Jeremiah 18

1 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 "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?" declares the LORD. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.

He molds us in His hands.

He forms us.He shapes us.
He tests us with fire.
He teaches us patience as we wait on the Lord .
He writes on our Hearts
Underneath the glaze are His designs
...and the fire refines and reveals His imprint.
Another heavenly calendar greeting awaited me upon our return from L.I.

As I sat back to enjoy the photographs I took of our L.I. visit, posts ideas were popping like popcorn: definitely some flower posts, ocean views for SWFriday and a post of our visit to the potter's.
Then, I caught up with my little perpetual calendar and flipped through to June 30.
Once again, I was wide-eyed as I read about the Potter and the clay.
Humbly Grateful,
Read about my heavenly greeting earlier in June.

13 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow Mom! I love how you connected what the potter does with how God is (mostly unrecognized) in our lives. =)

Diana said...

That was a very creative post Maria! Wonderful analogy of the potter.

TCKK said...

Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing.

Wanda said...

Beautiful Maria...My son in law is a potter...so I especially enjoyed your post!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

I love your word pictures! And your photos are wonderful.

Calm Energy said...

Thanks everyone! I loved visiting Joe's Pottery, Greenport Pottery~ What a special place it is, filled with wonderful things, all made right there. In today's world, where most of our goods whipped up in a factory... it was like stepping back in time to see this.
~Maria

Mary said...

Lovely images and writing. I'll be humming "Change my Heart, O LORD" all day :-)

Calm Energy said...

Oh Thank you, Mary, for that wonderful song to add to the sentiments here. There's a beautiful solo piano version to it... I'll have to get that CD out today :o)
~Maria

With Loving Stitches said...

I was meant to come here today and read this inspiring post. Thank you for having me. I've also read a good deal of the blog. I've enjoyed my peaceful visit.

beachgirl77 said...

What beautiful pottery. I thank you for the lovely words you posted at my site. I am looking forward to reading more of your blogsite...

Garnetrose said...

what a wonderful post. This is one of my favorite verses. My son in law is also learning to be a potterer. He hopes to open a shop of his own some day. I just love this post.

Diana said...

Hi Maria, I came over to tell you that I am so happy that you are going to accept the Warm Hearts Award and I noticed that it was your anniversary! So congratulations to you for both! Thirty-one years, that's beautiful!

Marg said...

This is most meaningful. I love this piece of scripture. Just when my mind started playing tricks on me, my daughter encouraged me by posting a blog on my site as my Christmas Gift 2008. I will never forget this special post.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful insights.
http://margs-home-again.blogspot.com/2008/12/potters-hands.html