I completely understand the words to the song “The Potter’s House”. The chorus says
You who are broken, stop by the potter’s house. You who need mending, stop by the potter’s house; give Him the fragments of your broken life, my friend, the potter wants to put you back together again, oh, the potter wants to put you back together again.
A few years ago, I had a school administrator who was struggling with her job. She was transferred from school to school as an interim principal. Each year they promised her a permanent school, but it never happened. She was very disappointed and I could see that it was taking a toll on her. I sat in her office one day as she shared her frustrations. I asked if she was a person of faith. She said she was, so I suggested she pray. She had experienced some personal loss and she was raising her son. She felt overwhelmed most days. I knew she looked fragile and I was concerned. I prayed for her for a few months, but towards the end of the school year, she fell ill, and she was hospitalized for exhaustion.
I continued to keep her in prayer. We lost touch for a few years. Last year, I spoke to her and she was doing well. I was happy to hear she was happy. She shared her gratitude for my ministering to her in her office a few years ago. She remembered how down she was and she was grateful that we shared that moment.
She rehashed our conversation and told me everything I said to her and how much it helped her in those times. I was happy that it helped her, but I did not recall saying a single word of it! The only thing I remembered was my promising to pray for her.
She said I told her to give her broken life to God and let Him fix it. Since that time, she has been doing much better. I do not think my words were all that helped her. However, I was happy that I chose to share a word with her. I got off the phone and laughed at how I had no memory of that entire conversation.
I praise God for using me to share this moment with her. God has restored me in many ways. I am grateful. I am glad that He used my experiences to allow me to assist someone else in their healing. I learned that God will put you in the right place at the right time. He can restore your broken life. All we need to do is give it to Him. Lesson learned.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 KJV
Take a few moments for someone this week. What did you learn from your interaction?
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