In Scripture references to “clay” and “potter” abound. As a potter myself,  I see how the metaphor of us as clay and God as potter is a powerful allegory. From Neanderthal times to today, clay has been used for humble and haughty functions alike. Whether a humble mug or an ornate urn, the potter chooses the shape, size and purpose of each piece. In the process of fashioning a piece, he can change its shape, edit its function or completely re-form the clay into another altogether new creation. Jesus made clay of dirt and spittle to heal the blind man. The Eucharistic cup was most likely made of earth and fire. I pray today to have the humility and willingness to be the clay. “Put your hands to me LORD. Fashion me to your desired use.”

by Andrew