When Jeremiah visited his house he observed him making something at the wheel. Jeremiah says in verses 4-6, “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter, so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: ‘O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?’ says the Lord. ‘Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel?’”
In our marriages we must remember that our Potter created us to be unique. His process differs from one vessel to another. He knows just how to make us so we will fit into our particular family unit. Our clay may have been tread on for a longer period of time. Our kneading might have lasted a little longer than someone else. We may possess a different color or texture than the next vessel. We might have been whirled and whirled and stretched longer and harder. Maybe we were beveled or poked or intricately cut more than the others. Finally – just when we thought we couldn’t take one more second in that intense heat – we are removed. Now we wait… and wait… and wait as we sit and cool. Our Potter knows best.