a poem inspiration

November 17, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I was organizing the bookshelf today and saw one of my favorite read, The Hidden Place hiding (literally) right behind a pile of old magazines. Every time I look at the book it reminded me of a special friendship I had with a Dutch lady, Hannah. We met in my previous church in Singapore. That was 12 years ago.  

Hannah was the one who introduced me to this poem The Tapestry Poem by Corrie Ten Boom, which led me to read her autobiography. It was a book definitely worth reading. Today I will share a photo inspired by the poem. 

The Tapestry Poem 

My life is but a weaving 


Between my God and me.


I cannot choose the colors


He weaveth steadily. 


Oft' times He weaveth sorrow; 


And I in foolish pride


Forget He sees the upper 


And I the underside. 


Not 'til the loom is silent 


And the shuttles cease to fly 


Will God unroll the canvas


And reveal the reason why. 


The dark threads are as needful


In the weaver's skillful hand 


As the threads of gold and silver 


In the pattern He has planned


He knows, He loves, He cares;


Nothing this truth can dim. 


He gives the very best to those 


Who leave the choice to Him.

 

 


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