Death to Life

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Each of us is in a continual process of renewal.


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Jeremiah 18:6

Indeed, like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand.


The prophet Jeremiah says that the word of God came to him instructing him to go to a “potter’s house” where he would receive another communication.

Jeremiah saw the potter working with a vessel of clay, forming it, and whenever it turned out badly, the potter simply reworked the clay into another vessel.

And that’s when Jeremiah heard the message in today’s scripture verse.

We are all works in progress.

And when we seemingly break down, there is a Force at work that helps reform us.

We are in a perpetual pattern of dying and rising.

(So is the whole universe!)

We should not judge any of these patterns as ultimately bad because there is a Higher Power making it all good.

As St. Paul stated: “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

And as it says elsewhere in scripture, “Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5).

There is rebirth always in the making.

It’s part of God’s creative plan across all of creation.

We are all part of this.

But to be the most effective in doing our unique part, we would do well to take a lesson from Jeremiah.

We must listen for our instructions that come ever so quietly in our hearts when we are being attentive.

Create contemplative space in your life through a meditative practice such as Centering Prayer.

As St. John of the Cross said back in the 1500’s: “Silence is God’s first language.”


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Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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