Happy New Year!
Yet, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64.8)
Happy New Year! Did you know that Advent Sunday marks the start of a new church year? We turn once again to God as we rely on him to shape us into the people he longs us to be.
Think for a moment about a lump of clay in the hands of a potter - Isaiah uses this image to remind us that we are God’s workmanship - a sentiment echoed by Paul in Ephesians 2.10: We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works...
Without his help and inspiration we remain bland and unformed - one might even say ‘useless’. But in God’s masterful hands, trusting that he can work wonders with the most ordinary material, we become fruitful, beautiful and whole.
This Advent let’s put ourselves firmly in God’s hands as we allow him to transform us; the miracle master-moulder is always ready to shape and perfect a new masterpiece.
How do you feel about being God’s ‘work of art’?
Try moulding a lump of plasticine or playdough and imagining how God might like to shape you in the year ahead.
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