Fr Peters Sermon
Words on the front of
a top: “Be patient with me…” and on the back “God isn’t finished with me yet.”
Those words on the tee shirt spring to mind when I hear the prophet Isaiah:
“O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”
The clay is on a wheel going around and round. The potter fingers the clay and watches the shape that forms.
If the potter likes the shape and the way it’s holding together, he carries on; if the potter wants a better shape, using the same piece of clay he starts again.
So, on the wheel that is the world we are as clay in God’s hands. God watches us as we grow through the years of our lives.
St Paul writes: “He will keep you steady and without blame until the last day, the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
God forms us, as skilled crafter. God wants us also to keep a steady watch over ourselves, for families, and for the people we walk with. People do not see him, yet they have an idea that he is close.
Some of us believe in a God who has come even closer as a “Jesus” who lived as one of us. Some of us believe also that he will come again God who will come into the world again. We don’t know when. we do know he has warned those who believe in him to remain on the ready.