1/11/14 Five Minute Friday – This Tapestry Called Life

Thank You Lord
For helping me to see
That I’m viewing this tapestry called life
From the back side

That which appears
Nothing more than a tangled mess of threads
Ugly, random and without purpose
Looks much different from the other side

There is a day coming
When I will view this tapestry
From Your side
From God’s perspective

It is then I will see purpose and meaning
In trials and tribulation
I will comprehend that which I could not see
This side of heaven

What seems like justice delayed
Is not justice denied
All Your accounts are not settled
Here on earth

You are patient, merciful and compassionate
To the ungodly and unrighteous
You desire for all to come to repentance
That no one would perish

Those who have been declared righteous
Through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross
One day their pain will cease
Their suffering will be redeemed

It is not so with the ungodly and unrighteous
Those who reject Christ’s perfect sacrifice for sin
For they will give an account to God
To the One who is holy, righteous and just

One day I will see
How You perfectly wove the dark threads
Along with the bright and beautiful colors
In this tapestry called life

By Susan Wachtel
January 11, 2014

Yesterday morning I wanted to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday writing challenge.  After writing, I had to head out the door for a busy day after a long week.  But I still wanted to post something for this week’s submission.  If you would like to try your hand at the five minute challenge, head over to her website “Lisa Jo Baker Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.

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2 thoughts on “1/11/14 Five Minute Friday – This Tapestry Called Life

  1. love reading a twin heart as the tapestry is my life metaphor. this metaphor gives great comfort when looking at hard and painful life events: without the “ugly” (like a dull, black thread) my tapestry (life) would unravel and be without beauty, unable to be used for and by others. thanks for sharing and you are quite the poet!

  2. Hummm…some meaty thoughts Kat. So glad that you stopped by.

    A tapestry is indeed what my life feels like right now. Trusting God to show me the beauty in it someday. Lord bless…Susan

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