In the past, this blog has heavily focused on my Faith. I've gotten away from that as I struggled to navigate the various tsunamis that have come my way. However, it's time I start shifting the focus back where it belongs and that's on God, His Church, and my place in it.
One of the things that I've clung to throughout this mess has been the fact that God is the Master Cross-Stitcher.
What, not a Divine Title you hear too often? :)
I don't think it's canonically approved, but this particular analogy was shared with me as a child and it's been a favorite ever since.
Have any of you ever seen cross-stitch work? Here's a sample of one (courtesy of Real Life. Rich Life):
Have you ever seen the BACK of one of these? Here's what the same image looks like from another angle:
Eventually, when we make our way to Heaven, we'll be able to look back on the tapestry He wove for us and realize the brilliance and love that went into each stitch. All those gnarled pink mangles are hearts... all the lengths of blood red chord was to build us a home.
Trust that God has the perfect pattern for each of us. No matter how mangled you think it looks, remember that we just have a different perspective than He does. And thank Him for it. :)