Friday, June 11, 2010

"...A Thread in the Tapestry of Our Lives..."

When I write about heartfelt topics, I often don't get to write about my daily activities. Like yesterday.

As I mentioned yesterday, it was a rather sad day for me. It began the evening before. I am grateful for my friends who support me, like my co-worker/realtor friend C. While I couldn't sleep, I went on Facebook (FB) and saw he was on FB, too.

Thank you C, for chatting with me and being so supportive of me. You are a good friend. I know you understand what I am going through, for you are doing the same, trying to make it through life, without your wife.

C suggested we meet for lunch, which is something we hadn't done, recently. Since we had some business to discuss, it seemed like a good thing to do. So, even though it was the middle of the night, we made plans to meet at Pat & Hanks, yesterday.

Lunch was more than just a business meeting, it was a delicious treat. Thank you C, for not just suggesting we do this, but also for treating me to my delicious meal.

Last evening was Bible study and prayer meeting, at my church. I attend to learn and honour God. Hopefully, I'll feel better about the new format and content, soon.

Friends and my church family are so important to me, at the moment. For without them, I would be hurting worse than I currently am. Father, thank you for each one; I pray you will bless them, now and always.

My childhood friend F, commented on my FB wall, today. She let me know she read yesterday's blog entry. It was an encouragement to hear positive feedback from her. Thank you F, for being so very supportive of me. Especially after not having contact for so many years!

In one of our comment conversations, F said, "Our friendship proves that God does not drop a thread in the tapestry of our lives: even one that began when we were 12 years old!" Again, I thank you F, for your love and support. Hopefully, I will be able to be a support to you, when you need it. Thank you, Father, for reuniting us, once again. Praise God! Thank You, Jesus!

When F mentioned, "a thread in the tapestry of our lives", it brought to mind someone I greatly admire. Corrie ten Boom.

On one occasion, when Gordon and I travelled in Europe, we visited the Ten Boom Museum, in Haarlem, just a short train ride from Amsterdam. Not only do I admire Corrie and her family for their Christian love that helped so many, but I am thankful for their Christian sacrificial actions that led them to being imprisoned by the Nazi's during WW2, for helping Jews and others wanted by the Nazi's.

The volunteer tour guide made sure we saw the tapestry weaving that hung in the diningroom. She not only gave a Gospel Message, but showed us that Corrie and her family used the weaving, to explain to others how God sees us. While we see the mess of the wrong side of the tapestry, a reminder of the mess our lives are, God sees the finished product: the presentation or right side.

This reminded me that since God knows the end from the beginning and while I feel my life is just one huge mess, God sees my finished product.

Until next time...