Well, I supposed I will not be satisfied if I can't try everything under the sun. Especially in handcrafts. This time I tried embroidery. Since it was the first time for me, my work was not very neat at all. The backside was a mess, but the front side was not so bad.
This project is not yet finished, but when it is done, I am sure it will look better. I will put this picture on a frame.
A friend told us today in the " Food for the soul meeting" that we as humans have the good and bad sides. And we alwasy try to show the good sides to other people, but sometimes when the going gos tough, the bad side can be seen in us. And she said that when she was young, she did some embroidering too. And her work at the backside was not so neat, but the frontside was nice. ( just like my work) She thought that as long as it looks nice on the front side, then it will not be a problem. No one can see the backside after all, when the picture is hanging on the wall. She told us that her mother was better than her with stitch work. But her grandmother was much better. When her grandmother was finished with embroidering a picture, my friend could not tell which is the frontside or backside. Because the needlework was so neat in both sides. And she said that we are like a picture that God is embroidering. As we continue to walk with God, He can turn our both sides neat and nice and when people look at us, they can never tell what is the bad side or the good side. Because both sides will be beutiful and nice.
Then I thought that like this picture that I was making, in the beginning it was only threads and a piece of
fabric. But after some stiches with different colors, it takes a form and the picture becomes clearer.
Our lives is just like creating the perfect picture. God uses different colors with us to make the finished product perfect. There will be dark moments ( dark colors) happy moments ( light colors) there will be stiches with needles ( hurting moments) idle moments ( when God is silent) but these process are needed in order for us to be a beautiful picture that this world should see. Gods workmanship, beautiful in both sides.
I read a very special letter that someone posted. This letter explains more how we can be the person that God inteded us to be:
If you never felt pain, how would you know that I am a healer?
If you never had to pray, how would you know that I am a deliverer?
If you never had trial, how could you call yourself an overcomer?
If you never felt sadness, how would you know that I am a comforter?
If you never make a mistake, how would you know that I am a forgiver?
If you knew all, how would you know that I will answer your questions?
If you were never be in trouble, how would you know that I will come to your rescue?
If you never were broken, How would you know that I can make you whole?
If you never had a problem, how would you know that I can solve them?
If you never had any suffering, then how would you know what I went through?
If you never went through fire, then how would you become pure?
If I gave you all things, how would you appreaciate them?
If I never corrected you, how would you know that I love you?
If you had all power, then how would you know how to depend on me?
If your life is perfect, then what would you need me for?
It means that we need God in every area of our lives. No matter what is happening with our lives, remember that God has a purpose. He is the creator and He knows how to make us perfect and beautiful inside and out and both sides. :)