Lynn | Thoughts & Reflections | Friday, May 14th, 2010

I just keep expecting to hear Rhys’ voice as he comes dashing in the door with a Rockstar in his hand: “Mom, can you…”
Can we ever answer their questions again? Can we ever be the same again?

The answer of course, is no. Nothing will ever be the same for us since the loss of our heroes. But here is where God’s message is perfectly clear. We are daily re-made, inching ever closer to the creation that the Father desires us to be. We are the work of His hand.

“O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are, the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8

Have you ever tried to make a clay pot? Some of us are artists (me excluded of course), and some are not. But I am quite sure everyone at some point in their elementary school career or at summer camp had to extend their creative spirit to “mastering” the art of clay pottery. Sadly, most of us were dismally unsuccessful. But here is the Good News! God is the master potter and He is vastly more successful at this than anyone can imagine! He is the very first potter and the very last potter.

As we tried to shape a lump of clay into something our mothers would (with that knowing twinkle in their eyes) cheerfully say was the most creative thing they had ever seen, we pounded, shaped, squashed, and reshaped our incorrigible little lump. And when we finished, we loved that unidentifiable little mass.

God’s hand is much the same. He sees us for what we are, but also what we can become. We’re incorrigible, we get bent out of shape, and sometimes we collapse into a heap. But the master potter, our Father, sees what we can become in His hand. So He reshapes, He adds living water when we get dried out, and He patiently makes a new creation each day. His hand can restore us as many times as necessary to complete the work and make us pleasing in His eyes.

You can trust daily, despite setbacks, grief, or anger, that “behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand.” Jeremiah 18:6.

Let Him have a “do-over” in your life. While we will always settle for less, God’s goal is perfection!



Account Executive at Sika Sarnafil
Lynn is an accomplished writer and business professional with a BA in English, an MBA, and JD degrees from prestigious Universities. Lynn has worked in the construction industry for 35 years.

She is also the mother of an American Hero. Her only child, Sgt. Rhys W. Klasno was killed in action on "Mother's Day," 13 May 2007 in Haditha, Iraq. Read her American Hero Tribute Blog and check out her Roofing Solutions Wonderkid Blog

Latest posts by Lynn (see all)

1 Comment »

  1. OK……………………………….I have to get reshaped pretty hard sometimes………………but its all GOOD!
    What a great message! Jesus NEVER stops loving us!

    Truly my soul silently waits on God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. Psalm 62:1-2. I LOVE THAT!!!!

    God Bless you Lynn!

    Love you,

    Comment by Patsy McKee — May 14, 2010 @ 10:18 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

Rhys Klasno - American Hero

Custom Theme by Michael Klasno

Good News & Praise