December 24, 2001
“And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.” (Jeremiah 18: 4)
Precious Disciple of Jesus Christ the Daystar,
Brokenness. It happens to all of us at some point in our lives. For some, it comes through divorce; for others, through the death of a loved one. Still for others, it comes through illness, or the loss of a job, or the death of a dream.
In our Scripture verse for this week, we read of the vessel that was damaged. Interestingly, the potter did not throw the damaged vessel away; he simply fashioned it into another vessel, probably more beautiful than the first one would have been.
God does the same thing with our broken lives, if we will only yield to His skillful hands. No matter how badly you have been broken, God will not throw you away. He will simply put you back on His wheel and fashion you into a vessel more beautiful than you would have been had you not been broken.
Brokenness can men you bitter or it can make you better. The choice is up to you. Will you let the Master Potter put you back on the wheel? Or will you resist His shaping an molding? The choice is up to you.
Remember, however, that God can turn your brokenness into beauty if you will only yield to His expert hands.
Your sister in Christ,
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio
Copyright 2001 by MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA. All Rights Reserved.
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