|Lesson: Jeremiah and the
Potter’s house Activity: Give every child play dough, and tell them to make anything that they want. Make whatever is in your mind. Jeremiah was a prophet.
If success is measured on how many people listen and responded to
him, he wasn’t very good prophet. But what made him great was that no matter
what happened he kept preaching to the
people. Why did he keep on, when no one listened? Because he was a man of God and he obeyed God.One day he was feeling down.
Fifty years he had preached and no one listened. God said, Jeremiah
, go down to the potter’s house I want
to show you something.
At the potter’s house he watched the
Potter work at his wheel. On his wheel
he was working with some clay. In his
hands with his fingers he was forming a shape,
a vase? A bowl? We don’t know.All we do know is that
as he molded his creation, his
finger struck an impurity. Perhaps it
was a bit of grass or a stick or a stone ,
what ever it was it ruined the Potter’s creation. As Jeremiah watched the Potter, he saw that he didn’t throw the clay
away, he took the impurity out and crushed it into a mound on the wheel and
started again.That just tells me
that when something happens and we’re broken, or we do something wrong, stay
in God’s hands and he will make us into what he wants for our lives. What did the potter make?
We don’t know. A vase, a cooking pot, a water picture we don’t know.
If we remain in God’s hand he will make us into what he has mind to make. Ask the children what they made and why?Ask them what God might make of them.
Anybody want to be a teacher,
policeman, mechanic, salesman,
doctor, or nurse. If we stay in
God’s hands it’s amaze what God can make with you.