A tapestry is so very much like life. If we allow the Lord to work out His unique design for our lives, from our point of view, all we see is knots and tangled threads. We can't quite make out the pattern. And that needle coming through can be equated to the many painful experiences life throws at us. I wrote a song about this and I hope the words inspire you.
There's a pattern to life with its joys and its strife and we each have our work here to do,
Like a tapestry planned by the Master's own hand, from each mistake we learn something new.
How it all floods my memory...was that little child really me?
With my needle and thread, making mistakes, instead, as I worked on my first tapestry.
Then my mother reached down,"What a lesson you've learned,"
And she smiled as she dried up my tears. "Dearest child, listen well,
on mistakes you can't dwell, or all your life you'll have heartaches and tears.
For the dear Lord above, sent the Son that He loved, and He died on that old, rugged tree.
And the blood that he shed, like a beautiful thread, through the pattern of life sets us free."
Who knows what my future will be? His design I can't always see.
Yet strand by strand, He is guiding my hand, as I work on my life's tapestry.
May you be encouraged as you face life's difficulties. The Lord is making something beautiful out of all your experiences as you yield to His Plan for your life.
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