The prophet Jeremiah learned something about God in a potter’s shop (Jer. 18:1-10). The craftsman was working at his wheel, shaping a pot from the clay that swirled through his hands. Then something went wrong. Perhaps there was some impurity in the clay. But the potter did not fling the clay aside; instead, he started forming another pot with a new design.

That’s a picture of how our Lord works. He is continually shaping His people. He takes our flawed material and turns it into a new creation.

Notice something else about the potter and his wheel. A potter must be willing to get his hands into the clay. God is involved with His creation—and God is involved with you. He does not stand at arm’s length from His work. He gets His fingers and hands into it. He saw that we needed a Savior to rescue us from our sin, so He sent His Son Jesus Christ to give His life in our place (Jn. 3:16; Ti. 2:14).

When we believe in Christ, we become new creations (2 Cor. 5:17), which God then molds and shapes to make us like His Son (Rom. 8:29). God is the master craftsman, and when we are submissive to His fingers we reflect His creative touch.