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The Tapestry of Life

     Our lives are intricately woven into the fabric of endless time by the hand of the Master Weaver who makes us into priceless works of art.

     "For we are God's masterpiece. He created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10 (NLT).

     He holds the fragile threads of our lives in His loving hands, weaving them into the tapestry at just the precise time according to his perfect plan, causing the tapestry to flow with perfection into the scheme of things. It is, as His robe, seamless, one generation flowing into the next without a flaw, for He makes no mistakes. The tapestry covers the entire universe and span of time. Nothing is left out. Those that were and are and will be and babes that should have been, but are not, none are forgotten. All are included.

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     As He weaves, He breathes upon the tapestry, causing it to teem with life. Everything is perfect, nothing amiss, for He knows the beginning from the end. From the void of time to the end of time to eternal time, all is represented. From the forming of matter and man to their eternal destiny, all is captured. All colors are represented in a burst of glory as rainbows explode, sending their beautiful colors throughout time and eternity, but none as beautiful as the scarlet thread upon which hinges the souls of all mankind.

     The tapestry is a labor of love from a heart bursting with pride and broken with sorrow mingled with His teardrops and His blood drops.

     "My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:15-16 (NIV).

      According to Max Lucado in Cure For The Common Life (p. 16), Moses used this "same word to describe the needlework of the tabernacle's inner curtains-stitched together by skillful hands for the highest purpose (see Exodus 26:1; 36:8; 38:9).

     The Weaver continues His work throughout the centuries; on and on, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Yet, a time will come, and soon, when the Weaver will step away from the loom, and a loud voice like thunder shall proclaim, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him that is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars - their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death." Revelation 21:6-8 (NIV).

     The hope of eternal life with the Master Weaver occurs when we yield to His design for us-to know Him, believe in Him, and enter into relationship with Him. His master plan is clearly described, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 (NIV). The invitation is for "whoever," open to all. The price of admission is simply belief, because the true cost of salvation has already been paid by God's one and only Son. The promised reward is eternity in His presence. Yet, we can begin even now to enjoy the intimacy of His presence in our lives by trusting in our Master Weaver's expertise and allowing Him to design and direct the pattern of our lives, obeying His direction and yielding to His pull on our hearts, knowing that He is fully motivated by love of His "masterpiece."

We are His workmanship, we are His masterpiece!

Copyright © 2008-2015 Sylvia Hensel

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