Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. (Isaiah 64:8)
Who am I? It is a question that many of us have asked at times. It is a question that burns in our hearts. It is one that we try to answer while we are young, thinking that we must know ourselves better than anyone else. We head out into the world trying new things in order that we may be able to find out who we are. Yet these moments, these things that we try don’t give us the satisfaction that we are looking for. Instead we believe that we have started to find ourselves. We tend to go further and further into a dark hole, until one day we realize that we know ourselves less then we did before. So we start the search once again.
After some time you would think that we would come to know that there is nothing in this world that can help us find out who we are, rather, we need something that is not of this world. Isaiah 64 serves as a reminder that the one that truly knows us is in fact that one that has created us. The potter, the one that has taken us and formed us out of clay, taking in every small detail in order to capture the perfect image, your likeness. The one that created us then takes the clay and call it God’s own. The very God that took us into God’s own hands and then formed us, is the very God that knows us. God knows us so completely that God even knows how many hairs lay on our heads. We have no need to find ourselves any other way, rather we need to look towards God.
We have searched high and low for so long in order to answer one of the age old questions, Who am I? We started this journey by ourselves, for ourselves, yet we have forgotten that we are never by ourselves. The Potter has been with us from the beginning and is waiting for us to turn and ask God “who do you say that I am?”
~ Pastor Jillian