“Still, God, you are our Father.
We’re the clay and you’re our potter:
All of us are what you made us.”
Isaiah 64:17-18 (The Message)
Advent begins this week with a beautiful message of hope from Isaiah. The image of God, the Potter, is one that gives me great hope. My heart, on its own, is a muddy mess; but in the hands of my loving God, it becomes a vessel designed to hold and share His Son’s precious love. God never forces His transformation. He waits for me to relax in obedience and let His embrace create a new heart in me.
Psalm 51:10 goes perfectly with Isaiah’s beautiful image.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (NIV)