Church of England Diocese of Canterbury Sandhurst

Daily Scripture & Reflection

16 Mar 2021, 9:45 a.m.
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Daily Scripture

‘The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: ‘Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.’ So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him....Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand..’ (Jeremiah 18, v1-4, V6)

Daily Reflection

To be human, is to sometimes get things wrong. We cannot ever be perfect. When we do get things wrong, I'm sure I'm not the only one who would welcome another chance to 'get it right'. Imagine you are the clay in the potter's hands...We've lost our shape, we've got it wrong and become something other than the potter intended.... Does he give up on us? Here's the truth..

"He does not cast us utterly away; but puts us afresh upon the wheel, and ‘makes us again’" (Meyer)

In these verses, we see that our walk with God is full of second, third, fourth...infinite chances at "getting it right". God never gives up on us. Today, yield yourself to Him afresh, and ask that He "make you again".

Vicki Young