The Bible says:
“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.”
Jeremiah 18:2-4 KJV
Remember where the Bible said to go watch the ants?
Strange example, eh?
The Lord uses unusual tools from his tool chest to train his children.
That goes for the Lesson here today found in Jeremiah.
The admirable masterful hands of the Potter.
The clay gives a great example. It’s worthless on its own.
Useless and wasted …. Until the master gets his hands on it.
I was just like that piece of clay. And I still am.
I m of little use, until the Potter molds and shapes me to serve his purpose.
I get impatient. I make mistakes. I fall short.
Sometimes I feel like giving up.
Then God sends a little ol ant in my view and I watch him to see how he works.
He doesn’t always go the right way, sometimes I can put a twig or a stone in his path to hinder it. But he keeps right on working, pressing on, until he gets where he needs to go.
I pray and get back up and try again.
The Lord then makes my way a little clearer.
And I’m on my way again….
Thank you LORD.
Some mistakes are so bad I’ll never get it right.
Then I feel those hands …
The Potter… Molding a new wrinkle in me, making me a better man than I was.
There’s a lot of work to do on this old coot,
And I’m getting pretty old .
Then he tells me, I still love you…. That’s some Potter.
Didn’t mean to preach to you…. Just thought it might help.
Oh yes, And keep your eyes out for those ants.