ivey hopes…

365. Day 26.

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“Who in the world do you think you are to second-guess God? Do you for one moment suppose any of us knows enough to call God into question? Clay doesn’t talk back to the fingers that mold it, saying, “Why did you shape me like this?” Isn’t it obvious that a potter has a perfect right to shape one lump of clay into a vase for holding flowers and another into a pot for cooking beans? If God needs one style of pottery especially designed to show his angry displeasure and another style carefully crafted to show his glorious goodness, isn’t that all right? Either or both happens to Jews, but it also happens to the other people. Hosea put it well: I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!” they’re calling you “God’s living children.”‘ (Romans 9:20-26 MSG)

I’m so glad I’m learning her craft, His craft first I guess… I can’t wait to turn a lump into something beautiful and usable. She warned me that it would be hard, that it isn’t something that comes easy, that it would take patience and time. I really can’t wait for long Saturdays, learning to be like, to make like, my momma does.

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