​​By, Ginger E. Mosher

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Hymn:

“Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Thou art the Potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after Thy will,
While I am waiting, yielded and still.

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Search me and try me, Master, today!
Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me just now,
As in Thy presence humbly I bow.

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Wounded and weary, help me, I pray!
Power, all power, surely is Thine!
Touch me and heal me, Savior divine.

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Hold o’er my being absolute sway!
Fill with Thy Spirit till all shall see
Christ only, always, living in me.”**

Vessels of Light, Viewed from Above

We are not a product made in America, China or anywhere else on earth. We are made by God and for God! He is the Master Potter. We are the clay formed by His hands into earthen vessels for His glory.



As He forms our vessels, we bask in His radiant light until the very substance of our being becomes luminescent.  Based on the definition of “fluorescence” that is similar to “phosphorescence”—the vessels in this painting display at each stage of development the “emission of light by a substance that has absorbed light or … radiation.”* Across the bottom of the canvas, you see unformed balls of clay already emitting white light. Above them is a luminescent table of spinning potter’s wheels. At the top are the larger finished vessels containing and radiating much light. These vessels of great light will, without doubt, glow in the dark. But, most importantly, they are the work of the Master Potter. They are His vessels of light as He views them from above.

“…O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8 AMP).




 














     * Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 05 May 2016.

     ** Adelaide A. Pollard, “Have Thine Own Way, Lord.” 1907. Published in The Hymnal for Worship & Celebration: Containing Scriptures from the New American Standard Bible, Revised Standard Version, the Holy Bible, New International Version, the New King James Version. Edited by Tom Fettke. Waco, TX: Word Music, 1986. p. 371. Print.

“For by Him all things were created:  things in Heaven and on Earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:16 NIV).