It’s often valued for the clues it reveals about the ancient contents and who made it. Someone gathered the material, envisioned a designed, fashioned the clay, and fired it in an oven. The stories told by pottery pieces are about sourcing, purpose, creativity, beauty and more.
As disciples, we too are formed by the hand of someone who gathered the material, envisioned a design, fashioned the clay, and fired it in the oven. Afterwards, the challenge for the finished “pottery” is the “purpose” part. Sometimes, there’s a lack of understanding the role, but often time, it’s a lack of appreciation of the role, not the understanding of it. In those moments, it’s good to remember who did the creating, and who still has the power over the pottery:
“Does not the potter have power over the clay…?” –Romans 9:21 NKJV
Do you understand your role for this day? Do you appreciate it, or do you struggle against it? Are you working to fulfill your role in a way that honors Christ? Pottery should reveal clues about the Maker…