“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.” Isaiah 64:8

Writing these articles each month, I usually come to the last one and look at a lot of ideas before I can choose the one I want.  For some reason, today, I remembered this poem that I had written a few years ago.



I watch the potter as he works

With a lump of ordinary clay,

Guiding it, shaping it, molding it

Until the vessel goes his way.

Aiming for perfection

He guides the spinning wheel.

The vessel pictured in His mind

Is what his hands can feel.

The Master Potter works on us

Patiently guiding us each day,

Shaping us into what He’s planned

For this ordinary piece of clay.

He sees the finished vessel

And the purpose it will fill.

He makes us something beautiful

As we yield to His will.

We must be pliable and willing

Not resisting the Master’s hands.

But let Him gently form our lives

For the work that He has planned.


It will soon be six months since we had to change our way of living.  Whoever would have thought it would be so long.  During this time, I am sure that like me, many of you have felt that you were on the potter’s wheel, being shaped and molded into something different.  I would hope to think that we all have drawn closer to the Lord.  I believe that He has something great in store for each one of us.  We just yield to Him each day and leave it in His hands.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, thank you that you are still working on us, making us what you want us to be.  Make us a blessing to someone today.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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