THE DIVINE WEAVER; perspective
The Divine Weaver
As we look forward to a Happy New Year in the Year of Our Lord 2010, let us not forget the good services and sacrifices of our loved ones, of our Gods, of our churches, of our leaders, of our communities, and of our neighbours.
As citizens, as families, and as individuals, I hope (rather than wish) that we may collectively and individually experience a renewal and a surge of providence of the bountiful blessings of the LORD. May we each recognize the true source of our Liberty and Sustenance as emanating from a loving Heavenly Father.
Since we are all individually unique, and yet share the same ancestry when we search far enough back, I hope too that this realization will help us to care about and care for one another’s situation.
I would now like to share a thought-provoking poem I discovered while attending “The Good Morning Group” 12-step meetinghouse years ago. As soon as I read this, I knew its value to me was profound. I wish I could share the author’s name, but this framed masterpiece did not denote such, except to say Author Unknown. A search on the internet has the same result, with the writer being marked as Anonymous. Perhaps this is meant to be. God bless the spirit of its creator, and many thanks to him or her.
THE DIVINE WEAVER
My life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me;
I cannot choose the colours
He worketh steadily …
Oft’times He weaveth sorrow
And I, in foolish pride
Forget He seeth the upper,
And I, the under side …
Not till 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 needful
In the Master Weaver’s hands
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.
Copied from wall of “The Good Morning Group” meetinghouse.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I have just now revisited this page because earlier today I had reason to be reminded of its message, in relation to understanding WHY some things just “are.” I believe the person who wrote this marvelous poem was truly inspired; I believe he or she truly understood that many of the difficulties, burdens, illnesses, set-backs, and distresses we suffer directly (as well as those which affect us via our personal circles of family and community, etc.) are ultimately there for our good – they are OPPORTUNITIES! Opportunities to make for us "weak things become STRONG". This is not unlike a metamorphosis of poor attitudes with lugubrious perceptions into Cheerful Attitudes with Spiritual Perceptions!
I now humbly ask the entire community of readers to indulge themselves thoughtfully in considering the messages of THE DIVINE WEAVER through the following exemplary Scriptures. May we all through these and other Holy writ find the solace, understanding, and comfort that gives us joy and peace concerning the many cumbrances and burdens throughout our lives, and may we receive the Grace of God sufficient to bear with patience and strength, our burdens well.
Ether 12: 27 [Jesus said] “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.”
1 Corinthians 10: 13 [states] “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
1 Peter 3: 8 [teaches] “Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous”.
Galatians 5: 13 “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.”
Mosiah 18: 8 “And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light. Mosiah 24: 15 “And now it came to pass that the burdens which were laid upon Alma and his brethren were made light; yea, the Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord. Mosiah 29: 34 “And he told them that these things ought not to be; but that the burden should come upon all the people, that every man might bear his part.”