The Back of the TapestryThursday, November 13, 2014
I was thinking about that the other day as I reflected on some of the situations in my life. My view, from the back, doesn’t always look that great. It seems like a tangled and confusing mess. I don’t always understand why things happen as they do or see how they could possibly have a purpose.
But still, I trust Him, for I know His word is true. He has proven it over and over.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28
But, that’s when we need to run to Him all the more quickly. We need to remember that He has chosen us and has a good plan for our lives. He has even given us a royal inheritance. When our life gets messy, when tangled strings abound, we need to depend on the fact that that is where God is working – on the back of the tapestry. He’s stitching everything together perfectly to create a beautiful design. I know He’s there, right in the middle of all the chaos and confusion, tying up loose ends, connecting the events and weaving it all together with the incredible skill of the Master Tapestrier. I know when the tapestry is flipped over, either in this life or the next, His masterpiece will be revealed. In His perfect timing He will open our eyes and His answers to our prayers will be beautifully understood.
In His grip,
“Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.” Ephesians 1:11