Many people have asked me why I wrote my inspirational book of poetry Broken Pieces. I can’t help but smile because it is dear to my heart. I was down. I was down and reading both Jeremiah and Psalms intensely as my daily devotion. I was starting to think that the Word was even getting me down as I read the weeping prophet and David’s pleas for God to not turn His face from him and to incline His ear to him. That’s when it hit me.
God does not leave us helpless. That is especially comforting for those of us who reside on this side of the cross. He offers us the Comforter, His Holy Spirit. We have God dwelling within us. He knows our moans and groans as well as what they truly mean to us. He is with us. We are not without comfort when we have the Helper.
I had to share it. I could not keep such a blessing to myself. I found poetic inspiration and let it spill onto the page. I felt the Spirit driving me to write and complete Broken Pieces as a testimony of all that God can do with our broken pieces. We are all right as long as we stay in the clutches of the Potter’s hands.
In His Hands
A poem from Broken Pieces by Bruce Jackson
In His hands,
I am but clay
At the mercy of the Master’s touch.
As He crafts me into His desire,
He shapes and molds me to His liking.
He forms me with His hands
And designs me as His workmanship.
He knows the flaws of my very existence.
He cuts away that which is useless.
He creates in me a clean heart
And purifies me through the fire,
Testing how well I will hold together.
He names me and makes me a new creation.
He touches me with His breath
And I live.
I am His masterpiece in the making.
I am but clay in His hands.