Words from the Heart for Thursday October 29th, 2020
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Psalm 139:15 (NIV)
Canada has a rich history of weaving, stretching back to the precontact Indigenous peoples and enriched by each succeeding wave of immigrants. The working together of lengths of fibre to make a fabric can be done in simple and universal forms by the fingers alone to produce braiding and basketry constructions. With simple weaving equipment every movement is done by hand; however, over a long period of time, technological advances meant that more work was done by the loom and less by the weaver.
If you’ve ever watched a weaver working a loom, you understand how amazing it is. They take a variety of coloured yarns and over time, hour after hour, they produce a stunning pattern, or a beautiful picture. It can take weeks, sometimes months, to weave together a masterpiece. King David uses the analogy of the weaver when he considers God’s creation of his own life. In Psalm 139:15, “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.” It takes nine months for God to weave together a human being in the womb of his or her mother. God sees each and every baby in the womb, in the secret place as the Bible says here. During that time, He weaves every human being into a beautiful masterpiece. That includes King David and you. You are special to God because you are His creation. The world these days teaches that we are all a product of chance. Nothing could be further from the truth. King David understood this 3000 years ago. It is still true today. You are a masterpiece woven by your Creator.
These have been words from the heart.