It’s been said that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. That speaks to me of a powerful influence. We admire the potter who takes a shapeless glob of clay, molds and forms it into a beautiful vase or other useful article. The potter has a vision of what that glob of clay can become and he knows how to accomplish that. His influence and expertise cause the clay to be put on the potter’s wheel, twisted and kneaded until it shapes up.
We are like clay in the potter’s hand. God is that expert artist who molds us into his likeness. He has the ultimate vision and expertise to mold us into a being like unto himself, a person of real worth in his kingdom.
The clay has no say in the process of its creation. We, however, have a God-given free will and can decide whether or not we will submit to the potter’s hands. Often we rebel and our lives become a mass of misshapen happenings. There is no obvious beauty or worth, no joy, peace or contentment.
Genesis 1:26, 27, Then God said, “Let us make man in Our image. . . And God created man in His own image…”
God is the one who molds us in his likeness. We, in turn, influence others, either for good or for evil. The process may cause us momentary pain but in the end we will be fit for God’s service and influence others for eternity. We have the opportunity to help shape other lives for God as we serve others with or creativity; whether through art, music, writing, or any other service he calls us to do.
Allow God to mold and fashion you into the person he wants you to be. There is no more joyful blessed place to be than in his will.