Sunday, January 12, 2014

Five Minute Friday 1/11/14 - 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 writingchallenge.  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 aGypsy 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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