As we go through our faith journey, the realization that none of us is perfect helps us to get perspective. We are recipients of mercy each with a canceled bill we could not pay. None of us was better than the other and the sentence of death hang over all of us! Perfection is far from us and we are still clay in the hands of a potter. We struggle with sin and some of our previous habits. Our title as children of God is a positional privilege that none of us could earn. Our positions are all earned on the account grace. Some of our brothers and sisters occasionally rub us the wrong way but maybe if we understand their story and where the hands of grace got them from, we would not judge them so harshly. Some of us came from smelly backgrounds, some poisoned soils, but we are still clay in the potters hand. We are at the wheel! Some smelly, some shapeless and some appearing cracked, but we are all on the wheel. We should not be so hard on one another, none of us is perfect, we are work in progress; clay being worked on. You may not see it but believe you me that if you look more intently, you’ll be able to see the construction sign reading, “The Holy Spirit is at work here”. I may not be where I need to be, but am in the queue. He who started the good work has not abdicated it, He is still at work. Don’t write me off yet, if anything bear with my failing and weaknesses and pray with me! I am a product of grace, if you must do something; advance me some grace!!
“We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” Romans 15:1 NIV
Last modified: October 3, 2020