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. Then the word of the Lord came to me: Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord. Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
Jeremiah 18: 1-6
The strength, confidence, and care a potter shows mud. It is amazing to imagine that God sees us as valuable despite just being clay. The process of molding us into the beings God longs for us to be is the result of the radical love God has for us. The potter does not give up on the creation, but works even harder to make it just what it is supposed to be. Do we believe that we are worthy of that kind of divine attention? This is the great gift bestowed upon us each day. God looking at each one of us and saying “ Can I not do with you, O [beloved child], just as this potter has done? This is the gift of unconditional love- a creator who does not give up, but keeps going all the way to the end!