“Broken Pieces of Pottery”
The prophet Jeremiah waded through the trash heap then he made it to God’s pottery wheel. In his vision he saw God with dirty hands that were dried and cracked from the clay and the intensity of the fire. The potter taught Jeremiah a lesson about Israel: God could collect their brokenness, remold it, and make them into people with hearts of flesh instead of stone. The vision of the powerful hands of the potter molding and reshaping the broken vessel is one that our culture needs to own today. We are in dire need of the hand of God coming upon us to rework and repurpose our brokenness. Individuals, families, communities, and nations are broken and wanting for the creative touch of the Potter. "Shackled by a heavy burden, 'neath a load of guilt and shame; then the hand of Jesus touched me, and now I am no longer the same. He touched me, O, He touched me." As we spin on the wheel of life - may we feel his touch reshaping us and making us whole.