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             Then Jesus said to his disciples,

"If anyone would come after me,  he must first deny himself and

take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life

will lose it, but whoever loses  his life for me will find it. 

           ( Matt. 16:24 )     

 

 

 

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God's Embroidery

 

 

When I was little, my mother used to sew a great

deal. I would sit at her knee and look up from the

 floor and ask what she was doing. She informed

me that she was embroidering. As from the

underside I watched her work within the

boundaries of the little round hoop that

she held in her hand, I complained to her

that it sure looked messy from where I
sat.

 

She would smile at me, look down and gently say,

 "Child, you go about your playing for a while, and

when I am finished with my embroidering, I will

put you on my knee and let you see it from my
side."

 

I would wonder why she was using some dark

threads along with the bright ones and why they

seemed so jumbled from my view. A few minutes
would pass and then I would hear Mother's voice

say, "Child, come and sit on my knee."

 

This I did only to be surprised and thrilled

to see a beautiful flower, or a sunset. I could not

believe it, because from underneath it looked so

messy.

 

Then Mother would say to me, "My child, from

underneath it did look messy and jumbled, but

 you did not realize that there was a plan on the

 top. It was a design. I was only following it. Now

look at  it from my side and you will see

what I was doing."

Many times through the years I have looked up

to heaven and said, "Father, what are You doing?"

 He has answered, "I am embroidering your
life." I say, "But it looks like a mess to me. It seems

so jumbled. The threads seem so dark. Why can't

they all be bright?"

 

The Father seems to
tell me, "'My child, you go about your business

 of doing My business, and one day I will bring you

 to Heaven and put you on My knee and you
will see the plan from My side."

Author Unknown

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