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Topic: Craft (as in handcraft) (02/08/07)
TITLE: Two Views, One Picture
By LaNaye Perkins
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She was meticulous with each stitch she embroidered. Each one was neatly done, very tiny, and uniform in size. The pillow case she was working on had a beautiful floral design. With the vibrant colors she used. The pattern starts to come alive. As the moments pass. More life begins to be stitched into the cloth.
You would recognize the tune she hummed. It’s an old hymn from way back. She is at the part that says: “Where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow. I’ll go with him, with him, all the way”.
Looking down at her embroidery. She sees the neatness of every stitch. The picture is very clear and neatly sewn with the threads. Yet she knows without looking, that the underneath is much different. Looking from below this beautiful embroidery is chaotic. It’s picture much less defined, even messy.
In her understanding she sees a comparison to her life. God looking down from above can see clearly. Each stitch he places makes perfect sense. He’s meticulous with how it’s placed. Knowing in the end the picture will be perfect. She can’t see a true picture from her perspective though. She knows that she sees her life from the underneath. It often seems chaotic, even messy, to her.
She continues to softly hum. The words of the old hymn floating unsung in the air: “Where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow, where he leads me I will follow. I’ll go with him, with him, all the way”.
Yes, she will follow him. For she knows that God can see the picture he’s creating in her life. That he is creating one of beauty for her. All she needs to do. Is trust him as he completes it.
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