The Loom of Time
Man’s life is laid in the loom of time
To a pattern he does not see,
While the weaves work and the shuttles fly
Till the dawn of eternity.
Some shuttles are filled with silver threads
And some with threads of gold,
While often but the darker hues
Are all that they may hold.
But the weaver watches with skillful eye
Each shuttle fly to and fro,
And sees the pattern so deftly wrought
As the loom moves sure and slow.
God surely planned the pattern:
Each thread, the dark and fair,
Is chosen by His master skill
And placed in the web with care.
He only knows its beauty,
And guides the shuttles which hold
The threads so unattractive,
As well as the threads of gold.
Not till each loom is silent,
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God reveal the pattern
And explain the reason why.
The dark threads were as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
For the pattern which He planned.
Page 79, The Best Loved Poems of the American People
Gentle ladies...do not lose heart. The LORD is working. He is working in other people's lives, and if you allow it, He is working in your life.
You are only in charge of your job which is obeying the LORD. If you walk rightly in Him and do next things for Him, even in your heart aches, then you are doing your job. He requires you to obey and live for Him in this moment. Keep your eyes on Him now and do not fret about tomorrow, but live today for Him. When tomorrow comes it will be "today" again for you to live in the moment for Him.
You may think that there is no way your situation can be changed to the good. God is an expert at changing things around. He works in individuals every moment of every day. Rarely do we see our own scenarios played out...but our true desire should be for the LORD's plan. His plans are the best.
Let us all continue to pray for His plans to play out in our lives and those people we love, while we live in the moment, day by day, for Him.
we do not lose heart,
but though our outer man
yet our inner man
is being renewed day by day.
For our momentary, light affliction
is producing for us
and eternal weight of glory
far beyond all comparison,
while we look
not at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are unseen;
for the things
which are seen are temporal,
but the things
which are not seen
2 Corinthians 4:16-18