Thursday, April 9, 2015

God's Beautiful Tapestry

Sometimes we go through life so quickly it seems there is hardly time to breathe. Cook. Clean. Read. Tickle. Instruct. Wash. Fold. Unload. Repeat.

Other times we pause just long enough for a little glimpse of how much God blesses us. We worship a God who will often remain anonymous. He waits for us to come to Him, recognize His hand, and give thanks.

Lately I have marveled at how He has created our family. It takes my breath away.

He sent us a big brother who is responsible, hard working, and endowed with a natural gift of faith. We are so lucky to have him as our oldest.
He sent us an oldest sister who is a born mother--compassionate and tender hearted. She naturally nurtures her little sisters. She is forgiving and mild. We need her mellow touch.
He gave us a third child who is endless sunshine and giggles. Grace is our little class clown in the making--she can get her siblings to laugh when nothing else works. She keeps life light and joyful. We need her to show us when and how to laugh.
He blessed us with a sweet fourth child with who has some extra needs that stretch us to learn more about selflessness, awareness, and compassion. We need the people and experiences we are exposed to as we learn about life with extra needs--she is our gift.
We needed all of these children. Our tapestry wouldn't be anywhere near as beautiful--and certainly not complete--without them. Thank goodness for a God who knows the end from the beginning and sends the right child at the right time to the right family.
They are beautiful to me.

No comments:

Post a Comment