The Potter

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The months since our return to Israel have been very full. I’ve been blessed to show around several wonderful church groups that have visited. I’ve completed more classes for my Masters in Archaeology. I’ve scouted various new biblical sites. I’ve had adventures that come with living in a foreign country. In it all, I’m afraid the tyranny of the urgent has crowded out some other important areas, and I apologize for the long silence here on the blog!

One of my goals for Sourceflix is to show you visuals of what the Bible is talking about. This opportunity presented itself to me again one day while I was driving through the city of Hebron. I spotted a potter sitting at his wheel and stopped to see his work. Watching his hands carefully molding the clay, his foot precisely controlling the speed of his turning wheel, his concentration in applying just the right amount of pressure to reshape the clay and his delighted satisfaction as his object took the shape he desired, I saw with a new clarity my life in God’s hand. He is the Potter, I am the clay. And what is the outcome of yielding myself to His care, His control, His concentration, His pressure? It is His delighted satisfaction! May you be blessed as you yield to the Potter, your Master Creator.




  1. corey on June 4, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Is this video only 3 minutes long? or is this a whole documentary? (how long is it?).
    Blessings in Jesus,

    • SourceFlix on June 4, 2014 at 5:03 PM

      Hi Corey!
      It is only a video short…so just 3 min.

    • Kim on June 3, 2015 at 8:06 PM

      Oh my what beautiful videos! So captivating and such a great visual for sharing God’s word. It brought the whole picture of following Jesus to light. Thank you!

      • SourceFlix on June 3, 2015 at 8:31 PM

        Thank you, Kim!

  2. Holly on June 4, 2014 at 2:59 PM


    • SourceFlix on June 4, 2014 at 5:04 PM

      He makes beautiful things!

  3. Glenn and Linda on June 4, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Such a powerful reminder. Thank you Joel for all you do.

  4. Tex on June 6, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    Beautiful reminder. Thanks.

    (can you add a pinterest button for easier sharing?)

  5. Lonna Culbertson on June 6, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    thanks I loved this video

  6. Davy Rosengreen on June 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

    Good to see you back. I love your work! Thank you Joel and I look forward to your future posts! PS – You always have such great music to accompany your videos!
    God bless you!

  7. Susan on June 18, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    I was also deeply moved in Hebron while watching the potter fashion each vessel, one after another, each unique, each seen in the potter’s mind’s eye before it ever was. I loved your film, and so very much love the reminder of who we are.

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