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|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 hoop
that she held in her hand, I complained to her that it sure looked
messy from where I sat. She'd smile at me, look down and
gently say, "Son, you go about your playing 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,
"Son come sit on my knee." This I did only to be
surprised and thrilled to see a beautiful flower or sunset. I
could not believe it, because from underneath it looked so messy.
Then mother would say to me. "My son, 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 such
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."