Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

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 […]