Breaking our hard exterior may not be such a bad thing.
As children, we are bendable, pliable, and
can easily adapt to people, things, and situations.
We look with fresh eyes upon the world.
But then, we grow up,
and as we grow, we tend to lose our bendability.
We are shaped by our circumstances.
We can become stubborn, inflexible, obdurate (pig-headed),
and set in our ways.
But Jesus tells us
“unless you change and become like
little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
So how do we become like little children?
We break down the hard shell that surrounds us.
Once we do , we can be put back together in a different way.
A different form….the image of Christ.
We become a new creation,
and old things have passed away,
all things become new.
God is the Master Potter.
But now, O Lord
You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
and all we are the work of Your hand.
Let God be your Master Potter!
He can only transform your hard shell.