Monday, January 13, 2020

“The Weaver"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"The Weaver"

   Over the years, we have frequently mentioned the adage regarding God's universal involvement in His creation, "History is His Story."

    "God… worketh all things after the counsel of His own will" (Ephesians 1:3; 11).

    This includes our lives, regardless of how well we have realized the truth that "in Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).  Our history is His Story.  The God who made us and sustains our existence gives to us "life and breath and all things" (Acts 17:25).  Thus, our Heavenly Father weaves the tale of our lives into the tapestry of His universal working to glorify and reveal His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  We do not see or perceive most of our Lord's doings because we presently "walk by faith, not by sight" (II Corinthians 5:7).  However, we can be sure that nothing escapes our Lord's loving involvement and fitting together of the innumerable and often seemingly ill-fitting threads of our lives.  As the Psalmist declared regarding every venue of his life and being, "Thou art there" (Psalm 139:8).

    In this present lifetime, we will never begin to fully comprehend how God works "all things together for good" (the "good" of conforming His trusting children into the spiritual and moral image of Christ - Romans 8:28-29).  We just know that He does.  The Lord who "cannot lie" has promised such a gracious weaving of meaning and purpose into all things (Titus 1:2).  We can be sure that our story matters because it serves as an integral part of His story.  Indeed, we matter because He matters.  "To everything… there is a purpose under the heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

    If we could venture back to the past of any moment in our lives and clearly view its reality, we would discover "Thou art there" as the great fact of that fleeting snapshot in time.  Moreover, our Father was actively there, working to fulfill His universal purposes, and also His personal purposes in our hearts and lives.  How does He accomplish such wonder?  I long ago ended the futile search to find the answer to that question, as I'm sure you also have.  It is enough to know that the Weaver of the threads intricately laced every moment in sublime place and beauty.  He continues to do so, including this moment and whatever its circumstances, situations, and conditions may involve.  All has meaning.  All has purpose.  All has significance.  All.  Every thread.  The God and Father of our Lord Jesus is able to weave our story into His story, and His story into our story.  He is also willing to do so, and He does.  This is truth.  This is life.  This is reality.  And this is the peace of our hearts as we remember the Apostle Paul's assurance regarding the Weaver of the threads…

"We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works."
(Ephesians 2:10)
"Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."
(Philippians 1:6)

Weekly Memory Verse

      We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works.
(Ephesians 2:10)



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