Sunday, January 26, 2014
Did you know today was Maria von Trapp's birthday? She would have been 109 years old (she passed away in 1987).
Our family watched the Sound of Music (again) this month - what a fantastic movie! The documentary was fascinating also, so I went ahead and ordered Maria von Trapp's book "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers".
Tonight I read from chapter eleven:
"It will be very interesting one day to follow the pattern of our life as it is spread out like a beautiful tapestry. As long as we live here we see only the reverse side of the weaving, and very often the pattern, with its threads running wildly, doesn't seem to make sense. Some day, however, we shall understand..."
So true. I remember reading Corrie ten Boom's poem Tapestry years ago, and it has helped me through some rough patches where it has been difficult to understand the will of God. My prayer is for these words to comfort you, too.
My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.
Oft' times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.
Not 'til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal 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
He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.
Corrie Ten Boom (The Tapestry Poem)