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But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
This is the story of the Lord leading Jeremiah to “The Potter’s House” to receive a divine illustration. The revelation Jeremiah received was that God would have loved for the nation of Israel to let Him redeem them and remake them into the people He had planned for them to be. As Jeremiah watched, the clay that was in the hands of the potter was marred in his hands. But the potter remade the clay into something new. That’s what the Lord wanted to do with Israel.
This has been one of my favorite stories in the Bible since I was a child. It’s a metaphor for the way our great and loving Savior, Jesus, would love to remake us if we’ll only let Him. The challenge in this story and the challenge in people’s lives today is to believe that God, our creator, fearfully and wonderfully makes them. If they truly believed that, the idea of taking a contemporary trip to “The Potter’s House” would come easier. However, the times in which we live have caused people to question the authenticity of a loving God. The whole idea seems far-fetched to them, and they do what the people of Israel did. They continue in their rebellious ways. How much easier life would be if, from time to time after we’ve messed things up so bad that we seem unredeemable, we’d take a trip to “The Potter’s House.” The line that stands out in this passage is, “So the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as he seemed fit.” That’s what Jesus will do for us if we’ll just let him. He is the master potter.
I am always open to another trip to “The Potter’s House.” I feel like I’ve been there so many times in my life I’ve lost count. All I know is, there have been many times I needed a heavenly overhaul, and You never failed to remake me. Thank You, Jesus! Amen