Monthly Archives: February 2012


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But now, O LORD, you are our Father;  we are the clay, and you are our pot­ter; we are all the work of your hand. ~Isaiah 64:8 One of the most evoca­tive analo­gies for human change in the Hebrew scrip­tures is found in Isaiah, the oft-sung pas­sage por­tray­ing the deity as crafts­man and His peo­ple as clay. It must have been, and still is, an inti­mate image for Abraham’s descen­dants – that a divin­ity might tug upon our very selves, shap­ing us into beau­ti­ful, last­ing forms is flat­ter­ing, and it inspires feel­ings of safety and hope that hear­ken back to the story of […]

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