Beautiful Words

Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.


In The Masterful HandWhile stare down, a man walk toward a low table which can spin. In the age of midlife he still looks well-knit and brawny. Year by year that he went through could not be able to scrape a fact that he was a handsome man. The stripe of his face is so firmly with deep niche in eye, tranquil but seems he keep incomprehensible secret. Every wrinkle on his face reveals wisdom of a mature man which full of life experience. Sharply, his eyes look toward stacks wet clay on the spinning table. It is only shapeless wet clay that might meaningless to others. But the man knows very well that in his hands its clay could be anything. Of course it would become something precious.


He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares The Lord.

“Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel.”

 (Jeremiah 18 : 6 NIV)


With the happy shiny eye he sits in the front of the table then he look to the lumps of clay. Enthusiastically, his heart impassioned with not understandable love. Because who can loves a lumps of clay?

 Who can loves a lumps of clay

We love Him, because He first loved us. ( 1 John 4:19)


Then his muscled hands begin to shape the clay while the wheel continues to spin. Looking to his motions, everyone knows that he is very skilled to doing this job. Patiently, his fingers hold down, stroking and squeezing the clay. He wants it clay become precisely like he had designed. He does it with highly carefulness because he knows that his fingers are very strong. He doesn’t want to give unneeded pressure, all must fitted in its portion. Not more or less.  Because the wrong handling will ruin it shape. And he doesn’t want it happen.


And at the harvest, the delicate herbs and spices, the dill and cumin, are treated delicately. On the other hand, wheat is threshed and milled, but still not endlessly. The farmer knows how to treat each kind of grain. He’s learned it all from God-of-the-Angel-Armies, who knows everything about when and how and where. (Isaiah 28:27-29,MSG)


God is never and will never to do everything just for fun and without a serious purpose.

He is never perfunctory in doing His work.

He guarantees that all definitely on proper portions.


In fact he could choose the easy way. He has been decades has experience made the clay become a useful appliance. He’s an expert in shaping the clay with many techniques. If he wants quick and easy way, he could use molding technique. But he doesn’t want make something equal each other. With his touching hand he wants make something special, though for it he must spend more time, energy and effort.


His eyes kept watch over meticulously. With the back of his hands once in a while he wiped sweat were dripping on his forehead. “This time it certainly succeeded” He murmured. He has done supposed process so that will become good quality clay. He has been grinding, filtering, and blend it with required particular material. Moisture content has been measured properly so that it blends in with the clay perfectly so he could shape it as he wants. “Finally, he finished!” His lips adorned with gentle smile.  He has relieved to not need reshape it clay from the beginning because the previous creation should to reprocessed just because doesn’t proper in accordance with his expectation.


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 18:4)


Stacks clay shaped already. His heart is very happy though he knows that it is only a half of process. He still had to smoothing and decorates it too.


Weather is so sunny. Light blue sky arched clean without cloud. His browned skin sparkles like a copper illuminated with sunlight. “Perfect” He thought. Scurry he take the clay vase and put it in open space in order to the sunlight dry it before doing burning process.


The furnace has been prepared with required temperature. It is the time to burn the vase so that will become a solid and waterproof.

 Romans 8:28


Time for finishing touch comes. His face beamed. With supple his fingers held the paintbrush. In quite some time blue color swathe already decorate the vase with smooth gradation.  And then like dancing, with mercurial his fingers greasing some gold ink on the ribbon is engraved on both sides of the vase. Now the lumps of clay have been completely turned into a beautiful vase. Later when the vase was placed on a white marble table with legs carved in the aristocratic living room with a fresh bunch of red roses in it, who could imagine that formerly simply bad clay, which is only to trodden by people?

Are you a lump of meaningless clay? You are a failing and defective vase? Or even you are a broken vase? Know that the there is no clay that can forms itself. There is no a vase could lift its dignity up by itself. Let the hand of experts do it. Be obey and surrender to HIM,it is all what you have to do


And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. (Romans 8:30)




By : Sella Irene – Beautiful Words

Photo credit : Google images


36 comments on “IN THE MASTERFUL HAND

  1. messagefromthefield
    July 9, 2016

    Beautiful Sella!
    Blessings to you

    Liked by 1 person

  2. solangesuri2015
    August 16, 2015

    A very sensitive post! Thank you for liking and following mine😊

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Godsmanforever
    December 9, 2014

    Reblogged this on God's group and commented:
    Beautiful post by a talented sister in Christ !!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sella Irene | BeautifulWords
      December 9, 2014

      Oh, thank you so much for reblogged this post. It is so honor for me. I really appreciate it. May Jesus bless you abundantly.


  4. annetbell
    April 30, 2014

    Lovely reminder!


  5. Dr. Rex
    April 30, 2014

    On another hand … thank you for stopping by and the follow!! Have a great day!!


  6. Angie Chung
    April 17, 2014

    Stunning and very insightful.


  7. C.Djaya
    April 14, 2014

    Hello Sella
    some time ago, my liitle daughter urged me to visit your blog. Well as you know, I dont really know and understand about blog. Here, I just want to say thank you for entrusting my daughter to work together in develop your blog. It is good for her just because it will make her spirituality grow up. As her mother I just pray for you blog so that could be witnesses of God’s love and proclaim His world throughout the world. Amen and Amen.
    Kind Regards


    • Dear Sis Caroline 🙂 Nice to talk to Sandra’s mom. She is a bless from God to me. She is great person like you 🙂
      Thank you so much for your support to me, also thank you for your powerful prayer. Jesus bless you and family over and over again.
      Warm regards and love : Sella ((hugs))


  8. Another enjoyable post. We are all a masterpiece in the eyes of the Lord. I did a study at the beginning of this year on Jeremiah 18, regarding the potter. Here is the link to it, if you would like to read it
    May the Lord continue to bless you and your writings … Mikey


    • Hello Mikey, nice to know you 🙂
      Thank you for the liked and the lovely comment. Yes, i definetely read your post as soon as i can.
      Jesus bless you abundantly 🙂


  9. Finding Hope's Sunshine
    April 8, 2014

    Nice, I like this. God doesn’t do anything without meaning, even me…Thanks So honored to have you following my blog. Hope to connect with you again. Meghan


    • Dear Meghan, my pleasure to be your follower. Your blog is great 🙂
      Thank you so much for following me back. Also thanks for the liked and lovely comment. I really appreciate it. Jesus bless you, Meghan.


  10. rolerrol
    April 7, 2014

    Great post Sella.
    God took His time making me. He didn’t rush. There was some careful thought put into what He did. As He made me, He knew my purpose. He knew what He was creating me for……! Such an amazing picture of the God who created us. He never made a mistake when He made me and He didn’t do it because He thought it was fun…..Thanks again for a precious post!


  11. Pure Glory
    April 6, 2014

    We are all lumps of clay being formed by the master potter as he sees fit. Precious and valuable. Thank you so much for sharing Selia. You used beautiful word pictures. Blessings flow over you from God’s throne!


  12. Karina Susanto
    April 6, 2014

    Reblogged this on Karina's Thought and commented:
    Very nice to ponder together. Are you a lump of meaningless clay? You are a failing and defective vase? Or even you are a broken vase? Know that the there is no clay that can forms itself. There is no a vase could lift its dignity up by itself. Let the hand of experts do it. Be obey and surrender to HIM,it is all what you have to do


  13. Kimiko
    April 3, 2014

    What a stunning and insightful thought. Yes what ever we are God can shape us become His masterpiece. Not only shape us but can recover the broken vase. Very good writing. Just feel be with the masterful following the process. God’s Holy Spirit anoint your life. Amen


    • Amen, God’s Holy Spirit anount your life too. Karina told me about you. I think you are a Godly women, an amazing women that created by God. Hopefully someday we can talk more private 🙂 i want to know about christian living in Japan 🙂
      Warm regards and love to you ((hugs))


  14. heavenlyraindrops
    April 2, 2014

    Beautiful Sella. I must confess that there are times that I do feel like a broken vase. God reminds me that I am made precisely how He wants. One of His masterpieces. Thanks for this.


    • My dear sis Sue, sorry for late reply. I got trouble with my network. I thank you so much for your sincere comment. I am grateful if my post has been blessing for you. I pray that God bless every aspect of your life, and be with you in all situations and struggles. Victory is ours. Amen ((my hugs for you))


  15. Karina Susanto
    April 1, 2014

    Amen! Let God shape us become His incomparable masterpiece through His masterful hand. Thing to ponder: are we ready to be formed from lumps of clay become a beautiful vessel. Enjoyed so much read this one. Oh by the way, your assistant getting wisely on her job. Very good. Many love and blessings to you 🙂


    • Yes, we should ready to be formed. Not easy, but we can cling to His grace and love.
      About my cute assistant…yah, she is getting wisely and mature day by day.
      Thank you for the liked and kind comment. My love to you too 🙂


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