The Weaving-

 

Life can be so messy. There’s so much beauty, & yet…so much pain. In my own journey, it has seemed that just as I’m beginning to see or predict a pattern, dark threads come & interrupt. It’s when I think I’m in control of the design that I really get into trouble. Despite my failing, mistakes, suffering, I’m assured over & over again in Scripture that God is weaving all into something good…something beautiful. 

Corrie ten Boom is a Dutch woman who experienced trial on a scale most of us can’t imagine. As punishment for hiding Jews during the Nazi Occupation, she & her family were eventually arrested & sent to concentration camps.. Though she lost her family, she survived to tell the story in The Hiding Place, & continued to speak in proclamation of God’s faithfulness for the rest of her life. In her beautiful poem “The Tapestry”, she describes w/ great beauty the trustworthiness of God’s hand working all for good in our lives:

 

“My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.
Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.
Not ’til 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.”

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