THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Just a Bunch of Cracked Pots
Even in Job’s day, men understood the complexities of the human anatomy. With our advanced technology and recent discoveries in molecular biology we marvel with Job:
“Your hands have made me and fashioned me, an intricate unity; yet You would destroy me. Remember, I pray, that You have made me like clay. And will You turn me into dust again?” (Job 10:8-9).
God is truly Creator, and he miraculously assembled this intricate unity from the finest of materials: dust and clay--the very stuff we sweep out of the house!
So, the Artist has done a bit of clay modeling, and what if He doesn't particularly like His work? Does he not have the right to remold it and create something even more beautiful or useful?
Paul recognizes this:
“But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” Does not the Potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?”
Together with Job, we must allow the Divine Potter to make what He wants of our lives. It is not our right to disagree or even opinionate! If He wants to crush, bend, stretch, pull, destroy, or even pulverize us, that is His prerogative, not ours.
God’s masterful work in our lives may be uncomfortable at times, but because we know He is good and benevolent, we can trust Him to create something beautiful. Just rest, and see what the Designer will make out of you!