A friend tagged me in a picture she posted on Facebook. Beneath the picture she said:
Life is like a coat of many colors...
"So many things that seem just so wrong at the time, quite often end up being blessings in disguise, if we manage a right attitude. ‘Unjust’ can eventually unfold life in a whole new direction and give life a whole new meaning. Don't forget God filtered it, allowed it, and can recycle it for His glory and our benefit"~Kay Wharram Jantzi.
Remember the story of Joseph who, despite being enslaved and imprisoned, rose to the tops ranks of power in Egypt, second only to Pharaoh himself. Joseph became the salvation of many, including his own people, and his story is a classic illustration that “All things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose” ~ Romans 8:28. When you “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, He will direct your paths” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6...We can trust our lives to Him because He knows the master plan and weaves every thread of our lives, even the mistakes, into a perfectly finished picture. Release yourself today into the capable hands of a Master designer who imagined the very stars in space and suspended them, one by one, by His words. Like a coat of many colors whose threads carefully hold together each piece of the garment, they are a simple reminder that the light of every day and the sparkling lights of each night are just parts of a carefully designed, complete and beautiful universe, created by a brilliant, but very personal God of your each and moment.
I commented back to her: "Wow, Tillie, powerful! Do you know what spoke to me most? Putting your words with the visual of the picture..... and seeing the different people in the coat with its many colors.... perhaps this is a picture of our Savior with us in His person?? But also, I picture it as a picture of us individually... with all of the people that God puts into our lives (some good, some bad, some ugly ((*smile*))... some easy to live with, some a joy to, some hard, some that push our buttons, some that hurt us).... but each one, each person, God specifically put there... to mold and to make us, to smooth and to shape us..... every person, even the ones we don't want or wouldn't choose, has HIS purpose.... to make us as He wants us.... to conform us to Him!"
Okay... maybe a weird way of thinking(???), but one that hit me profoundly!.