Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's A Process

Stitch By Stitch

I like to crochet. The different patterns, colors, and things you can make are endless.  It takes time and attention to detail to create the final product.  Some stitches take longer and more complex than others, but each contributes to making the design complete and unique. 

God works the same way in our lives.  Like the image below, all our lives begin with a small, rather plain row of stitches. 

But as God adds various people and circumstances to our lives, He changes us, molding us into the form He has planned.  We can’t see the end product as His work is in progress.

Candy Apple Red Crocheted Dishcloth/Washcloth Set of 3

Is there something in your life where you can see He’s working but hasn’t come to the final product?  God is faithful and will complete His work in you.  In the meantime, we can ask Him to show us glimpses of what He’s doing along the way.


Carol Anne Wright Swett said...

I love this post, Ellen. The hardest part of the journey for me is NOT being able to see the finished project or figure out how the stitches are fitting together. So, this entry was sweet encouragement!

Ellen Andersen said...

I think that's true for all of us, Carol Anne. Thanks for chiming in.