Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Knots In My Life

The other day when I was at my embroidery class. My friend made a comment, that her sister would not approve of her embroidery piece. She went on the say that the back was not pretty and neat.
It got me thinking, my life is like that embroidery piece in many ways. Knotted, frayed ends, threads that start from one point going to what seems to be a random direction, crossing other threads. Some places it resembles a pattern, there are even beautiful colors worked into it. I may try to make it neat and pretty. No matter how hard I try, it still looks messy.
Then I asked myself, is it my handiwork or is it God's? When I look up at it I see a mess, but when God looks down at it He sees a beautiful picture! Without all those messy knots that handiwork would fall apart. So I thank God for the knots in my life, no matter how bad they may look. Others may not always see me as a beautiful piece, but God does. Maybe we need to look pass the messy knots and the frayed ends in ourselves and in others to see what God sees. A beautiful work of art!!!

6 comments:

Lesley said...

Ooo that's my thought for the day. Thank you Donna!
Lesley x

Stephanie said...

Beautifully said and so true!!

Sandra said...

Wonderful..... knots and all!
Hugs
Sandra x

Sandy Michelle said...

Well said!!! We are not perfect and there is no such thing as perfect art! Thanks so much for sharing your story with me about your moms. You must be so strong after all that. Your kind words towards my mom- meant a lot to me too:)

Hugs!
Sandy

Alina said...

What a beautiful thing to say!

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hi, Donna.. I hope you won't miss this, as it's a reply to an old post, but it just shows how God knows the end from the beginning, and He will always use His children to minister to one another, even though it may be months before the 'word' reaches their ears. :o)

I came across your blog a few minutes ago as a result of a comment I liked that you left on my friend Lesley (Paperlicious Delicious)'s new blog, The Simple Things of Life. I have a private blog, and a few days ago, I was journalling about how God is talking to me about the very thing you've blogged about here. At the point I was doing my journalling.. on Monday it was.. there had been two things that had happened in close timing that spoke to me about how God sees us.. as beautiful.. and here is the third thing in your beautiful writing. A three chord tie is rarely broken, so this completes the picture for me, and I can feel God smiling in His heaven.

I loved your story! Thank you for sharing it, and AMEN!!

God bless..

Hugs,
Chris xx