What words would you use to describe modeling clay?
Why do you think artists sign their work?
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
Young children often love clay because it does whatever you want it to. It is easy to bend, fold and squish. And if you make a mistake, you can fix it instantly by pushing the clay back into place.
Some of these children go on to become potters. They form intricate sculptures that sell in art galleries for thousands of dollars. They create gorgeous clay pots, mugs and bowls. These potters are artists. They put their heart and soul into their work. They are diligent, making sure that every aspect of their creation is just the way they want it. They know it has to be perfect because it will be a reflection of who they are as artists. In the hands of these talented artists, the clay becomes a masterpiece, bearing their signature.
We are God’s artwork. He forms us like clay, modeling us with his own hands. We bear his signature. He does not make mistakes. He is God — the ultimate potter. And we are God’s masterpieces.
Dear God, thank you for creating us. Thank you for intentionally making each of us unique. Thank you for loving us. Amen.
This devotional is drawn from the NIV Once a Day at the Table Family Devotional.