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THE POTTER AND THE CLAY

From the July 1919 issue of The Christian Science Journal


The figure of the potter and the clay is frequently employed in the Hebrew Scriptures to illustrate the spiritual relationship between God and man. For example, we read in the sixty-fourth chapter of the book of Isaiah, "But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.