Come to the Potter’s Shack

The Lord gave another message to Jeremiah. He said, “Go down to the shop where clay pots and jars are made. I will speak to you while you are there.” So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel. But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so the potter squashed the jar into a lump of clay and started again.
-Jeremiah 18:1-5

Each day, the Potter invites us to come to his Potter’s shack. He sits at His wheel, shaping and forming a lump of clay into something new.

Each day, we are invited to come, sit at His feet, and experience the intimacy of being in the presence of the Potter.

As people gather in the Potter’s shack today, one is a man. The other is a child. The man is uptight as he watches the Potter shape the clay on the wheel. The Potter isn’t making the vessel that the man had in mind. The man grows angry. “Why are you making it that way?” the man demands of the Potter. “I don’t want it that way!” But the Potter keeps working.

Finally, the man storms out of the Potter’s shack. He stands just outside. “Don’t go in there!” he shouts to people walking up to the path of the shack. “You’ll be disappointed! You’ll not get what you want in there!”

Listening to his angry words, many people turn away. They never again make the journey to try to visit the Potter’s shack. All they hear is the angry man’s words in their heads, warning them not to enter in.

Meanwhile, however, the small child is still in the Potter’s shack. All this time, the small child has eagerly been watching the skilled hands of the Potter. The child leans in, closer and closer to the Potter. Suddenly, the small child confides, “I’m not sure what you’re making, but you’re making me a present, aren’t you?”

The Potter smiles at the child and nods. “I’m making this just for you.”

The child sighs with satisfaction and smiles up at the Potter. “Whatever it is, I just know it will be perfect!”

Come to the Potter’s shack today! Come, spend one hour alone today with God. Don’t come as the angry man came, however, filled with his own expectations and demanding his own agenda. Come as a small child. Trust that God is working. He has a purpose and a plan for you. Even if you don’t understand it, choose to trust that God is working all things into good for you. Trust Him with the innocent heart of a child.