Walking along one day by a row of small shops, I saw signs on products from pottery, jewelry, weaving, toys and other things reading, “Hand Made,” and the last shop had cigars that read, “Hand Rolled.” This was to let us shoppers know that something was not machine made or mass produced, but was made in a slow, one-of-a-kind way and hand made by an artisan.
That same night I had a dream and heard the Lord say, “Everyone is hand-made.” We are formed from the “dust of the ground” and none of us are alike, everyone is hand-made. When Isaiah the prophet spoke about this he used the metaphor of the potter and clay and said, “We are clay and you (God) are the potter, and all of us are the work of your hand.” Everyone is an original and not machine made (at least for now). The Psalmist wrote, “Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and not we ourselves.”
It is very comforting to know that the same hand that made us is the same hand from which Jesus said we couldn’t be snatched. “My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand. What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand.” We are hand-made, hand held and hand protected. We are original works of the Great Dirt Artisan.
“The Father and I are one.” Jesus