Thursday, February 25, 2010

How's your yarn ball?

I bet no one has ever asked you how your yarn ball was before. On the way to Bible Study this morning, I was wrestling with my thoughts and feelings over some financial issues we are figuring out. I asked myself if I was in knots. The answer came from the Lord as a picture of a mass of tangled crochet yarn that lives in the bottom of a box in my sewing room. We are like a skein of yarn.

I don't know if you have ever worked with yarn, but it is almost impossible to use an entire skein without getting a knot or kink in it. Sometimes it is easy to loosen, sometimes you have to take the whole thing a part and roll it back into a ball. If you have children or a cat, you likely have to deal with even more knots and tangles. How like our lives this is, when we try to live our lives our own way when end up a big tangled mass of kinks and knots. We work on one area for a while and make some progress only to come upon another area of trouble. Sometimes there are big knots that take a long time to work out, sometimes kinks that are easier to work through. However, it is impossible for us to work them out completely, only the Lord can do that.

So, for today I am asking the Lord to take care of my yarn ball; to make me useful for His kingdom and that He would work me into a beautiful tapestry. I know that I will probably manage to get tangled up and need more knots worked out and I am thankful that He is faithful to do it!

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