In another verse, Jeremiah visits the potter and we are reminded of a verse from the book of Isaiah that talks about clay. “He is the potter and we are the clay.” I am not sure if being clay is a good thing. Clay is pretty ridged. It isn’t as malleable as say playdough. It takes some strength and patience to reshape the clay. Shaping it is a long and hard process. Sometimes the clay doesn’t have enough water and changing its shape is almost impossible. It’s as if the clay is saying, “Enough, I’m tired of this process of being reshaped and remolded!”
Do you ever feel like that? Trials come to reshape us (like this pandemic). We resist, shift and then little by little begin to take on a new shape, sometimes with a smile and other times with sigh. Our faith gets stretched and tested. But in all the stretching, pulling and shaping we can let ourselves be changed into a vessel that can be used for His glory. We know that our journey will lead us to some “Y’s” in the road but we also know that the path will be “hope-filled” if we walk it with Christ!
This week’s Sunday School lesson is about the prophet Jeremiah. We have videos, crafts, snacks and games for you to share with your family. Some of the lessons suggest that you use clay but we have salt dough alternatives (simple ingredients in your home and much easier to mold)!