The Watchman: Daily Devotion, Woe to Him Who Quarrels With His Maker–One Clay Pot Among Many. Does the Clay Ask the Potter, ‘What Are You Making?’ Does Your Work Say, ‘He Has No Hands’?

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Isaiah 64:8 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.

Watchman:  (StevieRay Hansen)
Over 35 years ago, I made a choice that has had lasting, negative consequences for my loved ones, including the end of my marriage, the upbringing of my children, the collapse of my business, and my imprisonment for six years. Even though I have served my time in prison, I will always be considered a felon. That's a label that's attached to my kids, too. The experiences they went through will leave permanent marks on them.

I can't help but think of the passage in Jeremiah where God sent the prophet to the potter's house to receive a divine message as I reflect on the last decade and everything my family and I have been through. The imperfect pot the potter was working on inspired him to create a new one. The point was crystal clear: God can use our flawed selves to create something beautiful.

I was a dad, husband, business owner, and provider more than 35 years ago. In the modern world, I am known as an assistant, worker, author, friend, and soother. I've learned that if we want God to mold us into something different, we have to be open to the process and willing to change. Trusting in God's timing and workings requires patience and perseverance.

Prayer for Today
God, give us the fortitude to accept the shaping of your hand and become the people you envision us to be. Amen.

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