The Master Weaver’s Plan

28 July 2014

I first saw this poem in Corrie Ten Boom’s house/museum in Holland.  She had a piece of tapestry framed front and back with glass and this poem beside it.

The Master Weaver’s Plan

My life is but a weaving

Between the Lord and me;

I may not choose the colors–

He knows what they should be.


For He can view the pattern

Upon the upper side

While I can see it only

On this, the under side.


Sometimes He weaves in sorrow,

Which seems so strange to me;

But I will trust His judgment

And work on faithfully.


‘Tis He who fills the shuttle,

And He knows what is best;

So I shall weave in earnest,

And leave to Him the rest.


Not ’til the loom is silent

And the shuttles cease to fly

Shall God unroll the canvas

And explain the reason why.


The dark threads are as needed

In the Weaver’s skillful hand

As the threads of gold and silver

In the pattern He has planned.”


~ Benjamin Malachi Franklin


These are some points to share during devotions and discussion time:
* What sorts of things do we see as a mess? Relationships, sin, past mistakes, poor priorities, unruly kids…
* What we see as a mess is usually just our perspective right here, right now.  We don’t know the middle and end of the story, only the past and present.
*God’s perspective is one of eternity – it’s like He sees the finished tapestry while we see only a few tiny squares from the wrong side.

*What can I be assured of in the middle of my mess?  Exodus 34: 6-7a. Psalm 34:1-7. He is merciful, deliverer, good, provider, compassionate, gracious, faithful, loving, forgiving…


Notes from a devotion

by Judith Wilcox,

Mentor, MOPS Toowoomba


One Response to “The Master Weaver’s Plan”

  1. Naomi says:

    Yay Judith!

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