The Clay’s Potter
By Darlene Franklin
“Yet You, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand.”Isaiah 64:8
Power, brilliance, and sovereignty converge within the Father’s heart. There’s nothing He can’t do, no plan He can’t orchestrate. All of creation bows at His command.
This is the God we serve, the God who loves and molds us, teaches and grows us.
With a single word, He set entire galaxies into motion and filled our world with. But when it came to His most beloved creation, He worked in a different manner. “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being” (Genesis 2:7). He took something already made, molded it and shaped it, then breathed life into flesh.
Can you sense the care with which mankind was formed?
Isaiah, the author of today’s verse, is not unique in using the analogy of potter and clay to refer to God and man. But he gives a slightly different twist. He doesn’t say, “God is sovereign, You can trust the way He formed you,” although that’s implied.