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The Potter and the Clay
by Carol J Grace
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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The Potter and the Clay


The clay on the wheel

was marred, seemingly

beyond repair


but the Potter molded,

shaped and perfected

until a treasure


was displayed there.


The clay on the table

was misshapen, and

there was nothing


left to do, but break

it apart and start

over again,


for the clay was too

brittle to use.


But the Potter had

a secret, and only

a few were aware


that clay dried

out by the elements

could be revived


to be something beyond compare.


He dipped His hands

in water, and a

transformation took


place, for a masterpiece

turned its visage

toward heaven,


no longer a thing

to be abased.



We are that same

ruined clay, seeking

a form of cheap grace,


but  the Potter dips

His hands in the water

of the Spirit,


and we are reformed,

no longer a disgrace.


Kingdom people need

kingdom understanding,

and we need to turn


each day, to the call

of the Holy Spirit

as He washes


our imperfections away.


We must recognize

there is a covenant,

a holy promise


we must obey,


if we are to be

molded and  shaped

by His love, and


more than a lump of clay.



© 2010 Carol J. Grace








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Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 12/1/2010
Oh so very true. Powerfully and wonderfully penned. A favorite.

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