The Potter takes the clay, and moulds it into a vessel of usefulness.
The Potter will place the clay on a wheel, where the world turns at a dizzying pace, under his watchful gaze.
The Potter can push, prod and shape the clay into his perfect design.
The Potter will put the clay in a burning furnace, and although the heat can be unbearable, the heat acts to strengthen the clay, so it doesn’t crack.
The Potter will paint the clay and make it beautiful.
The Potter will put the clay to its intended purpose, to the desire of His will.
And it’s in the Potter’s hands that:
The unformed becomes beautiful.
The useless becomes useful.
The plain become unique and spectacular.
That’s God’s work in you, for you, through you.
Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message. So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
— Jeremiah 18:2-4