Read this and prayerfully consider what God has done. How He has woven the tapestry of our lives. Then thank Him for what He has done.
The life that is given up to God in true devotion, need fear nothing. We may have our sorrows, our disappointments, our losses, but all of our life is in the hands of God–and no real harm can come to us. In all the events and experiences of our most difficult days–God is developing our graces and character!
Very beautiful is the figure of the loom. God is the Weaver. He has before Him the pattern into which He would fashion our lives. Some threads are white, some are dark–but the great Weaver will blend them so that the finished work will be beautiful.
My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.
Ofttimes He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper
And I the under-side.
Not till the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.
He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.
“We know that God causes all
things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called
according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001