I went to a Reformers Unanimous meeting tonight.
The preacher told an analogy that gave me goosebumps.
He said, when he was young, he would sit on the floor while his grandmother worked on her embroidery.
From his viewpoint, when he looked up, all he could see was knots, and lines of thread. He could only see it from underneath. It didn’t look like anything pretty.
But from his grandmothers view, a beautiful pattern could be seen. She was following a design, that in the end would make a picture.
He compared this to us and God. While sometimes all we can see is a mess, all the time God is working out his plan for us. And what can’t see what he can see.
I’m quick to tell my sister, I don’t understand this or that. She tells me it’s all for a reason. And finally Romans 8:28 clicked for me:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.