“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our Potter; we are all the work of Your hand.”
A week after my 13-year-old son died in 2020, a Facebook memory from 8 years ago popped up, “Jesus wrecked my life, shattered it to pieces, and put it back together more beautifully. – Katie Davis.” The post continued in my own words, “Don’t be afraid to fall on the Rock and let Him break you.”
Two days later, a friend posted on my Facebook page a picture of pieces of a broken bowl fixed back together with gold, and captioned, “Kintsukuroi – to repair with gold; the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken”.
God was speaking to me and reminding me that He is the Potter and He is in control. I did not even remember what I wrote on Facebook or who Katie Davis was. It could only be God speaking to me years ago and then using that to speak to me today. God transcends time in a way we do not understand. He sees the end from the beginning. This gives us the assurance that God knew everything that was to happen and He is in control.
He is the Potter, we are the clay. He is making something beautiful out of our broken surrender. - By DW