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.
In the Master's Hands
There was a contemporary Christian song that was popular a few years ago that talked about an abused violin that was being sold for a few pennies until a master violin maker got his hands on it, cleaned it, polished it, repaired it. At the end of the song, the auctioneer was calling for bids of thousands of dollars. In the master's hands, trash becomes a masterpiece.
This song came back to me during my pastor's sermon yesterday. He made reference to the value of a car. He was talking about how we value earthly things and used the example of how cars depreciate as soon as they come off the lot. He talked about they way some people choose to take a luxury vehicle and lower the value by adding unecessary accessories (spinners, neon lights). His point was that even though the owner may enjoy these things, the car maker sees these as things that lower the overall value of the car. That's when he said "The maker knows the true value of the creation."
I grunted so hard, I interrupted the sermon. Sorry, Pastor.
The Maker knows the true value of the creation. How profound.
We keep adding all these things to our life. We are deceived by the world around us into thinking that there is something on the outside that will fix the inside. We decorate our bodies with jewels, tatoos, and fine clothes. We lose weight, we gain weight, we add degrees, we follow cults, we buy cars, houses, timeshares, memberships; we spend time and money trying to find something on the outside to fix that hole, that longing on the inside.
And the truth is, its only in the Master's hand that we reach our true value.
The Hands that made us put a place in us where only He fits. We aren't whole until we are completed by God. And we will never know fulfillment until we operate in the office God has appointed us to.
Jesus was born to be the Savior. That was His purpose and His design. Had He chosen to be an earthly king instead of completing the work that the Father had sent Him to do, you and I would be lost forever. He yeilded Himself to the Master, and in the Master's hands, Jesus became the Way to the Father for us all.
Are you the potter or the clay? Choose to be the clay and put yourself in the Master's hands.
He knows your true value and worth, and your price is precious...precious blood to be exact.
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
-Sis. Stephanie Robinson
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