The Word Among Us

September 2011 Issue

Changed by His Grace

God wants to mold us into his people

Changed by His Grace: God wants to mold us into his people

"O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay and you the potter: We are all the work of your hands." (Isaiah 64:7) This well-known image from Scripture gives us a good idea of the way God wants to shape our lives with his grace. Just as a potter shapes a lump of clay into a vessel, so God wants to shape us into vessels of his grace—vessels that can hold his divine grace and pour that grace out to the people around us.

We are the crown of God’s creation. We are wonderfully and beautifully made. But we also have our fair share of imperfections. Wise...

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