Deep beneath the grass, snug in the earth’s soft soil, lay a little slab of clay, content to spend its whole life hidden. But the Potter has different plans. Using a strong, persistent touch, the Potter’s firm hands mold and stretch the frightened little piece of clay until it becomes a pot. At first the clay is troubled, but then it considers—could the Potter be making me into something beautiful? Something special? Something treasured? Submitting to the work of the Potter, the pot reaches the marketplace, only to discover it is not beautiful or special or treasured. It’s simply an ordinary pot. Based on the parable in Jeremiah 18, the little clay pot learns that sometimes, even ordinary pots can serve great purposes.
The Little Clay Pot