Yet, O Lord, You are our Father.
We are the clay, You are the potter;
we are all the work of Your hand.
A potter takes a lump of clay, at first stiff and unyielding, and molds it. Warming it with his hands to loosen it into a mailable piece. He then easily creates something useful, and often beautiful.
When we are new Christians, we are like that stiff, unformed piece of clay. It is through God’s word, His guidance and His commandments we become stewards of His glory–His masterpieces.