I remember the first time I heard the song “Glorious Unfolding” by Stephen Curtis Chapman. Since then, I have clearly recognized that the ” tragedies” of this world are just a slowly Unfolding masterpiece to our God.
This week I had several folds come undone. And it didn’t look glorious.
And it didn’t feel good.
It was just SO VERY disappointing.
Joyful birth announcements turned out to be Funeral Thank you notes.
I designed a grave stone with hearts and flowers . And I confess– that’s just not what I was hoping to put hearts and flowers on.
God gave me a vision today of a quilt. I am looking forward to the quilt that will be made from Ellis Grace’s nursery bedding. It will be a beautiful covering remembrance of God’s greatest kindness to our family.
But in the process of making a quilt, some stitches must be ripped out. Fabric pieces that were once thought to be perfectly placed are rearranged.
And so it is with our lives. God is indeed the master quilter. He is crafting an enduring work of our lives. No scraps are wasted. No cuts or stitches are made in vain. We are indeed being fashioned into perfection for His glory.
“And we know that God works all things for the good of those who love him who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
“For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” Ephesians 2:10