#Repost saltandlight.sg (with report.for.insta)
In the unfolding drama of our lives, it may often appear so. But as studioasobi's Kenneth Lau sits at his pottery wheel, he's come to realise otherwise. He reflects:
I have been a potter for just five years and I make mistakes at the wheel all the time. Years of practice reduce the number of mistakes, but even the most skilful potter will, at times, gaze at a vessel spinning on the wheel, marred by an accidental push or sagging under its own weight, and decide that it is not going to be fired.
Its damaged part would be trimmed off with a sharp tool and what was on the way to becoming a tall vase might eventually become a large planting pot.
As God’s handmade clay vessel, I often find myself crying out to Him: “I’m happy like this, don’t change me!” or “Why this shape? I don’t like it.” Yet God quietly continues His moulding and, sometimes, if I am attentive, I get to look back and understand why He has shaped me in a certain way. (Romans 9:20-21)
I may have my own ideas of what I ought to be, but while I am still on this Earth, God is not done with me yet.
Dare we live our lives truly embracing the belief that we are indeed God’s beloved workmanship?
Dare we journey through each day full of wonder, allowing for His glorious plan to unfold in our lives, even as we struggle through trials, sins and disappointments? (Ephesians 2:10)
The longer I journey as a potter, the more I can imagine that we are indeed jars of clay, each possessing a treasure, each fearfully and wonderfully made.
We only know in part, but not yet in full, what God has in store for those who trust and love Him. How wonderful it is, then, that we each hold in our bodily vessels a treasure of immeasurable worth! (2 Corinthians 4:7-10)
May this treasure inside us never be kept hidden away, but always flow out as streams of living water – cleansing dirt, quenching thirst, giving life. ...