Sunday we went to two different churches in the morning. One service at one church, then on down the road to another church about fifteen minutes later. We did some research. There are about 100 Baptist churches within a 20 mile radius of our house.
We are praying for God's leading in our decisions...this one is very important to us...becoming a church member.
So at the second church, as in the church before I had my Bible open to the text, then also had a journal. The message was from Jeremiah 18 and the Potter's Wheel.
I started taking notes which turned into a few lines of poem. I had to stop writing. All I could think of was the poem and working on getting the words to rhyme. I lay down my pen and closed the journal and listened.
I took the journal up again tonight, even though there were many things to do, or that could be worked on. I finished the poem.
The Potter's Wheel
There is a place to put a lump of clay.
On the Potter's Wheel it quietly lay.
The Potter works with moist, wet hands.
He works with the clay and molds his plans
He starts the wheel, it spins the lump.
His hands, wet, touch the sticky clump.
More water, more pressure, he pushes and prods,
And makes a vessel fit for the gods.
the beautiful piece he now puts in the fire
To harden it true - a piece to admire.
Now decorative paint and glosses to keep,
to make it strong - nothing to seep.
When you feel insignificant, know you are like the lump of clay,
And that God can use you significantly some day.
You might feel like you are on that Potter's Wheel,
Through life's circumstances, the struggles you feel,
But you can give in to the Master, and quietly kneel.
God can certainly mold you through troubles, through pressures, through time,
All things will work out for good, the feeling sublime,
Because God is the Master Potter, He knows His work.
I guess, then, that even when feeling insignificant, there is a perk.
When I was done with the poem, I looked back and reread it, working on my wording and pacing, and I looked at the verse that was written on the page. (There is a verse on every other page.)
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.
Have a great day in the LORD,