Tapestries are beautiful works of art. They are typically woven by hand on a loom by a skilled artisan. This artisan will interface each color back and forth in its own small pattern area. Tapestries are considered to be delicate and very difficult to make; however, when complete, they are masterpieces. If you have ever had the chance to look at the back of a tapestry, you would find a different picture. It would reveal all its knots and seemingly random threads.
The same is true of life. Like an elaborate tapestry, our lives are woven little by little. Oftentimes, however, our lives seem like a tangled mess. Mistakes, missed opportunities, and mixed motives.
God has plans and purposes for each of us. If you look back on your life and see a tangled mess rather than a tapestry, trust God is working all those things together in a way we just may not see yet. It’s all about having the right perspective.
One day you will be able to turn over the tapestry of your life and see the beautiful masterpiece God has been creating.