The Potter's Clay

Sunday night, my son sat down to start with the book project he needs to finish for Language Arts. He finished the book report and then, he was supposed to make a doll depicting the character in his story.

Putting out his clay materials, plastic knife, aluminum foil and other things on the table, he sat down and I marvelled as the clay started taking its form. He was deeply concentrated as he pulled a wad of a particular colored clay and delicately, his hands applied it to the desired shape he wanted.

I started taking pictures. Watching him reminded me of how much love our Potter had poured in creating us after His own image. Here are the pictures:

Lord, You are our "Potter" and we are the "clay". What right do we have to question what You do? "Change our hearts, oh God, so we can be like You."


  1. This was beyond awesome sweetie.

  2. This was so perfectly laid out. You have the love of God , our position as the clay in HIs hands and the incredible creativity of your son. It was a beautiful blending.

    May you sense Gods presence through you day!

  3. beautiful...what a sweet reminder on this day...thank you, andrea

  4. Rosel,

    I love the way you used something so simple as your son's art project to illustrate how amazing God put into each and every one of us and how different we all are.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  5. Great message! Cool little figure too!

  6. Rosel,

    This was awesome! I loved your analogy with pictures of your son forming an image of man out of clay by his hands to the Scripture Isaiah 64:8 and the following ones through out. Brilliant my friend and an easy way to help those who don't fully understand His way in how he formed each one of us.

    Thank you for your wonderful comments on my site. I so love being friends with so many who love the Lord and show different ways of putting it out there for others.

    You are truly a talented woman in the Lord and I am proud to call you my dear friend.

    Love you much,

  7. I imagined God doing the same to me as I read this, carefully sculpting and shaping, taking away what doesn't need to be there and adding to what does.

    What a wonderful post. And what great art, too!


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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]

Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.

Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.

All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.

When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.

The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.

When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: Life Application Bible]:

We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.

“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14

Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].

Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.

Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.

Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].