Monday, April 20, 2015

Words of Inspiration from Harold E Dye's "The Weaver"

I read "The Weaver" by Harold E Dye in the mid-60's as a teen in high school and loved it.  It was a borrowed book and I looked for years to find a copy to own.  I was delighted to find and buy a copy and am so enjoying re-reading  it 55 years later.

The story line is the weaving of Navajo rugs, the colors used, and what those colors in the rug signify In the chapter "Tracing the Design" this statement resonated very strongly with me.

"We are all of us weavers.  Each has the same loom: the loom of life.  Each has the same shuttle: the shuttle of time.  

Each has some threads at his disposal: qualities of mind and heart and spirit.  Each in his own way, each in his own day, weaves his own pattern, for better or for worse.  We do not all weave with the same degree of skill or conscientiousness.  

Some get the thread all tangled, knotted or broken and the ultimate design seems as lacking in sense as surrealistic art while others, inspired by the guiding fingers of the heavenly Artist, weave the pattern beautifully and well.  Rich or poor, foolish or wise.....................  we belong to the ancient guild of weavers, and we trace out our designs against the backdrop of eternity."

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hope of Easter

Part of Easter message by John Weldon I found so powerful.  

Because of the resurrection of Christ; because He conquered death;
1) My life is not futile
2) My failures are not fatal.
3) My death is not final.

Herein is my hope!

Thank you for your love, care, protection and provision  my LORD and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  I see the troubles and trial of our daily lives, as we, your children being in your boat with you LORD.  It is a safe place because you are there,  in the stormy seas of life.

I run to you in the bow of the boat screaming "Master, don't you care that I parish"    And the Master speaks peace to the storm.

Father God, thank you that in you alone we are secure in life or death, in plenty or in want.  We are in the boat with you  and therefore safe what ever the seas look like

Not only Master of the winds and waves, but also you are Shepherd, a shepherd who has called us and secure in your fold.   We are safe in you - sheep with a caring master!!!!.  We are safe   We are secure in you.  Thank you LORD.