have always been fascinating to me, and I have at least seven of them
in various sizes and shapes that grace the walls of my home. Fond memories
come back to me of the exotic places where each was acquired. One lovely
floral piece was purchased in a small shop in Paris, France; and I love
to look at its beauty and remember my days in that captivating city.
One very large tapestry adorned with large end tassels graciously fills
the top of a high wall in our family room. Some are just narrow bell
pulls as a reminder of a long-ago custom that bring delightful stories
to my mind.
Upon looking closely at the intriguing tightly woven needlework, I am
amazed at the minute detail involved in making the finished product.
Hundreds of vivid or muted colors help to define the masterpiece upon
Interestingly these tapestries bring a strong correlation to each of
our lives. Intricately woven, finely detailed, various hues and diverse
angles form a life that has no duplicate. During the process of forming
a completed life, the diverted paths seem impossible to bring beauty
or add enhancement to the individual. The loss of a loved one, illness,
financial woes, or job insecurities are perhaps the dark or muted threads
that are still a necessary part of the final picture. We prefer the
vibrant hues and brilliant colors that lighten the scene and draw our
eye to the detail. The happy times in our lives as the birth of a child,
family get-togethers and blissful milestones are much preferred. Weddings,
birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, parties, picnics and more are
precious memories that add delight to our days; however the true picture
also includes the dark threads of death, loss, sorrow and sadness.
By placing our trust in the Creator of our lives we accept the good
and the bad and comprehend that He controls the completed picture. Our
tapestry is made more beautiful by His touch. Proverbs 3:5, 6 tells
us, Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine
own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct
thy paths. Your tapestry of life will be complete and beautiful as He
does all things well.