From 13th century Middle English to old French, even as far back as Medieval times, the pitcher; earthen jug, drinking cup; vessel, has always represented something to be emptied out and or poured into. In God's eyes we are the pitcher. "He was making a pot from clay. But there was something wrong with the pot. So the potter used that clay to make another pot. With his hands he shaped the pot the way he wanted it to be (Jeremiah 18:4).
The Lesson From The Potter (God)
In the beginning, on the sixth day, God made man (Genesis 1:26). He made everything good. It wasn't until man disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden that His prize creation became marred; tainted by sin (Genesis 3:6). Because the vessel became marred by sin, God had to make another vessel. One Who would remain pure in order to redeem man which would reconcile on back to God for all Eternity. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). "We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves (2 Corinthians 4:7). However, we must empty our pitcher.
Empty Your Pitcher
Rebekah wasted no time emptying her pitcher. "And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels (Genesis 24:20). Not only did she empty her pitcher, but she ran back again and again to have her pitcher refilled; to be poured into, with the Water of Life in order that she may feed others the Water of Life. "For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either (1 Timothy 6:7). The only thing we need keep in our pitcher is Faith in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the Cross.
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15).