Reclaimed, Redeemed, Reworked... In the Potter's Hands
"And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do." Jeremiah 18:4
Our one day Women's retreat was an informative day of fun and fellowship centered around God's great grace. As He did over and over with the nation of Judah, so He does with us—extending undeserved grace after we continuously fall short; repeating patterns of disobedience and sinful behavior. He offers us the opportunity to be renewed and reshaped by His own hand—made new.
Over coffee the ladies present chose a piece of pottery to paint at Color Me Mine and then it was on to the Citrus Cafe for lunch and devotions.
"God is the potter (the creator, the master) and we are the clay. God has the master plan, sees the big picture and knows how He wants us to turn out. Sometimes God needs to rework us and remold us as we get off-track through our sin and disobedience in order to make us into the vessels He intends us to be. This reworking feels like trials and suffering and can be hard and painful. But we must remember that God is using this reworking and hard and painful stuff for His Glory and for our ultimate good," Marcia Lichte, In the Potter's Hands.
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