I am the Potter’s clay

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Dr Amutha (right most) with her family: (from left) husband, Prem Kumar; daughter, Camilla Roshal; son, Marshall David and daughter-in-law, Kavita Marshall

I came to know God during high school and entered a deeper relationship with the Lord after marriage. As I look back at my journey with God over the years, I can see two parallel activities—God’s work in me and his work in the field where he was going to place me.

God groomed me from being an observer to be a co-worker along with my husband in the evangelism ministry among university students. He then let me take independent baby steps as a teacher in Sunday school. This was followed by the call to lead the Women’s Society of Christian Service (WSCS) at my church, which seemed too big a role for me. But his grace was more than sufficient, giving me direction, resources and strength for the work.

Although I have since embarked on the Discipleship and Nurture ministry, my work among the women continues, in particular with the Fellowship of Indian Sisters (FIS), a ministry that reaches out to migrant workers in Singapore.

I can see how God took me—a shapeless and useless lump of clay—and moulded me into a vessel useful for him in different areas. Spiritual pruning took place along the way while he held me through those difficult teaching moments.

God is already at work around us and he puts the one he has prepared in the right place at the right time to fill every gap in his kingdom. Knowing this makes me believe and accept that [his] yoke is easy, and [his] burden is light” (Matthew 11:30).

Dr Amutha Premkumar worships at Ang Mo Kio Tamil Methodist Church and serves as Chairperson in the Discipleship and Nurture Ministry. / Photo courtesy of Dr Amutha Premkumar