My Tapestry

 

The tapestry of me is remarkable and grand,

Woven with care, by the Maker’s hand.

The beginning so humble, one could hardly see,

The hand of my God working in me.

 

Yet there He was from the very first day,

Weaving in hope along the way.

 At times I worked against God’s plan,

And wove in colors of darkened man.

 

My wandering pattern of rebellion was mine,

Each sin a thread that would not shine.

My tapestry changed as I grew small,

And followed with care, the Masters call.

 

Soft and gentle a broken heart,

Threads that spoke of my new start.

Many threads of faith did shine,

As I chose God and called Him mine.

 

Faithfully added was virtues power,

A thread of strength in every hour.

Weaving in charity with great care,

My love and life I sought to share.

 

Divinity’s picture began to grow,

As I held light and sought to know.

Soon I saw a meek design,

Threads of yellow, very fine!

 

The tapestry at times held threads of pain,

Not from sin but burdens strain.

The thread of prayer my steady power,

The strength to endure through every hour.

 

Humility woven with each choice,

As I bent to God, I heard His voice.

Soft and pink the threads of home,

A place to rest and call my own.

 

The threads of mercy, the palest blue,

Brought healing power and peace I knew.

My time wove in another’s need,

The color orange compassions seed.

 

Red threads of redemption held in place,

The grand design, my Saviors grace.

White threads placed with gentle care,

Showed God’s purpose and plan to share.

 

 

Standing before my tapestry,

I saw that God truly loved me!

For past all failure I could see,

The light of heaven lived in me.

 

By the power of the Son,

My tapestry was bright and fun!

Hope and change a story new,

The final piece divine and true!

 

Written by Michelene Glasson

"Many people hear the word disciple and think it means only “follower.” But genuine discipleship is a state of being. This suggests more than studying and applying a list of individual attributes. Disciples live so that the characteristics of Christ are woven into the fiber of their beings, as into a spiritual tapestry." Robert D. Hales

This is the talk that inspired the poem, My Tapestry! I am grateful for this beloved apostle of God. I have often needed a word of encouragement and found that encouragement from Robert D. Hales. I hope you will listen to this wonderful talk and let the light of this true living apostle fill your soul!:)

One of the most beautiful songs ever written! I am so grateful that my Savior has journeyed with me through the trials of my life. I move forward by HIs grace each day. I rejoice in the miracle of forgiveness that I found through my Redeemer! I testify that Jesus Christ is the light, the life and the hope of the world! His way is the path that leads to happiness in this life, and eternal life in the world to come! God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son!