Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Turn Back

One of the lectionary readings for the week is from Jeremiah 18:1-11.

The book of Jeremiah is not a the story of a joyful, happy prophet telling a message of great news to the people. God is not pleased, and Jeremiah shares that with the people of Judah.

There are moments of hope, though. Even in the midst of a description of possible destruction, there is hope.

God talks about the potter forming a pot that is spoiled. What does the potter do? He doesn't give up and throw the pot away. He continues to work, forming the piece into something pleasing.

Repent, and be shaped by the potter, for he has not given up on you or on me.

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