|So we are common clay pots. Just in case we should get above ourselves, we are reminded that we are of the earth, earthy.
But we have been made, fearfully and wonderfully made, by a master potter, who knows our purpose and has made us fit for it. It is in his power to set us in our rightful place, which we may think is on an obscure shelf. We can try to hide in a corner, in our everyday garb, hoping not to be noticed or challenged, avoiding any risk of being cracked or broken.
But it isn’t about us, it’s about the God who turns on the light, who calls us out of our comfort zone, who gives us aspirations and reassurance and power to serve in new ways and sends his Spirit to accompany us on our journey.
God of beginnings,
God of the raw clay and the finished pot,
God of the light and the new purpose,
show us our path of service,
our true calling,
in your light and power.