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: