Adam’s Devotional – August 13-19, 2020

From Adam…

Ever seen a potter throw a bowl? For those of us not up on our pottery lingo, that’s when a potter shapes a spinning piece of wet clay into a bowl.  This art form has been around for thousands and thousands of years. It’s so old that the prophet Jeremiah writes about it. “So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him. Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord.”
It might be easy to look over the last five months of this pandemic and see many things that have “spoiled”. Things have not gone according to our plans or expectations. If we are like clay in God’s potter hands, then what has been spoiled can be reshaped into something new, good, and unexpected. What if we offered our lives to God as willing clay? The best clay remains still in the center of the wheel for the potter to shape as it spins. This season may feel like everything’s spinning out of control. The strong pull of anxiety and fear can move us off the still center of the potter’s wheel. God can transform our fear and anxiety into a call to prayer. What if this week, every time you felt out of control, every time you found yourself reflecting on what has spoiled, and every time you worry . . . what if you slow down, turn those fears in prayers, and be still for at least one minute or two in the presence of the God who shapes you into something new?  God’s up to something . . . be a part of it.

God’s up to something . . . be a part of it. 

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