the warp and weft of Nature’s master weavers

Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
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(images of both male and female green lynx spiders which blend in beautifully with the coral geraniums / Julie Cook / 2014—remember, I’m terribly fearful of spiders but the colors were such a draw, almost mesmerizing)

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“Life is but a Weaving” (the Tapestry Poem)

“My life is but a weaving
Between my God and me.
I cannot choose the colors
He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;
And I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper
And I the underside.

Not ’til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly
Will God unroll the canvas
And reveal the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the weaver’s skillful hand
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned

He knows, He loves, He cares;
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives the very best to those
Who leave the choice to Him.”

― Corrie ten Boom

4 comments on “the warp and weft of Nature’s master weavers

  1. Lynda says:

    Your amazing photos illustrate the “awesomeness” of creation. How beautifully the spider blends in with the environment and such incredible colours.

    Corrie ten Boom’s poem is a testament to her life which was a true witness to the power of the Lord’s leading. I was privileged to hear her speak at a couple of conferences many years ago. In Ontario she drew over 5000 women for weekend conferences – not a small feat with our population. She was a gentle yet powerful presence.

    Have a wonderful week – this is my week alone with my grandson – what a blessing but no wonder it takes me so long to write my paper in between all the other things I love to do!

  2. Wow, for someone who loathes spiders, you sure captured some great photos of these two, and I love Ten Boom’s poem. This is a grea post missy. Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂

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