The Weaver (#53)
Bible version used: KJV
Although the threads of my life
have often seemed knotted, I know,
by faith, that on the other side
of the embroidery there is a crown.
–Corrie Ten Boom, Baarn Holland
My life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me,
I cannot choose the colors
He worketh steadily.
Ofttimes He weaveth sorrow,
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I, the underside.
Not till the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.
The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be
any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold I make all things new.