Still, God, you are our Father.
We’re the clay and you’re our potter:
All of us are what you made us.
Don’t be too angry with us, O God.
Don’t keep a permanent account of wrongdoing.
Keep in mind, please, we are your people—all of us.
I love to crochet and I love yarn. I really love yarn… a lot. It is impossible for me to into a yarn store and come out with just one yarn, I have to touch all of them and some of them are always very sticky and follow me home. I have so much yarn that I have a yarn room in my new house. I already have enough to keep my fingers busy for my (and several other’s) lifetime. At this rate I will live forever.
Whenever I crochet something I have to untangle the yarn. Inevitably the yarn that I use has knots galore in it so that I must work out all of the knots to make something beautiful. If I tried to crochet a sweater with knotted yarn it wouldn’t work out very well and it wouldn’t look very good either. My best friend has called my crochet projects “Detangled Creations”, and that is exactly what they are.
We are like that aren’t we? A tangled up mess of emotional knots. And yet Jesus patiently works on each one of our knots that He might make something beautiful in us. Even if we should miraculously have no knots in our life Jesus must still work with our “yarn” to create something useful. Perfectly good yarn is nothing if it is left alone; it’s just a ball of fiber. Similarly we are nothing without the Lord as our Savior. We may even look good on the outside, but inside we are just a ball of fiber or a lump of clay if you prefer pottery. It is only by the grace of God, the blood of Jesus Christ that we can be created and renewed into a “Detangled Creation.”
I chose to allow the Creator to create in me something useful for His glory rather than just sit alone – a ball of yarn without purpose.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.