let God

Monday December 1st,  Isaiah 64:  7 No one calls on your name or strives to lay hold of you; for you have hidden your face from us and made us waste away because of our sins.  8 Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.  When God seemed distant from the people of Israel, they often used the imagery of God’s face being hidden.  What was hidden however was not God’s face but their eyes and hearts and souls, much as it is with us today.  When God seems distant, it is usually because we are looking the wrong way, inward to the self instead of outward at those in need.   The solution is to stop trying to run the show ourselves and let God take control.  Instead of the clay telling the potter what it should look like and function as, perhaps the clay should let the potter be the one who forms what will be.  Our job is to not fight what we were called to be.  From dust we came and to dust we shall return, but in the meantime, God has been able to form that dust into vessels of beauty, function and form, which is what happens when we let God be God.   It is when someone lets God be God in their lives that we call them the saints.  God simply calls them the children of God.  It is most of us sometimes and some of us most of the time.  


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