God Sees Through The Chaos

Crown

I do so love the testimony of Corrie ten Boom and how her ministry of love and forgiveness continued on until her death. This story blessed me and I hope it blesses you as well.

During Corrie’s presentations to audiences, she would often hold the back side of a piece of embroidery (pictured), with hundreds of tangled threads hanging from it. Many wondered if she was holding up the wrong side by mistake. As she held up the messy side of the embroidery she would ask…
“Does God always grant us what we ask for in prayer? Not always. Sometimes He says, ‘No.’ That is because God knows what we do not know. God knows all. Look at this piece of embroidery. The wrong side is chaos. But look at the beautiful picture on the other side – the right side.”

Triumphantly she flipped the cloth over and revealed an elaborately embroidered crown – symbolizing our crown of eternal life. The crown was intricately stitched, and had threads of many colors, including gold, silver and pearls.

“We see now the wrong side, God sees His side all the time. One day we shall see the embroidery from His side, and thank Him for every answered and unanswered prayer.”

Click this link to view the Corrie ten Boom Museum virtual tour, http://tenboom.com/ Please share.

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5 replies

  1. This article is very inspiring, indeed. Reblogged at my own site so I could also share… Thank you!

    • Hi MayCluis!
      Thank you for the reblog! I pray many of your readers find encouragement in this devotion.
      If you want to read more of my devotions go to http://facingtrials.com
      I also have two books on Amazon. FACING TRIALS: THOUGHTS FOR MEDITATION and DIVINE INTERRUPTIONS: A BIBLE STUDY THROUGH THE BOOK OF JOB.

      • Hi cheryls,
        Thanks for sharing and yes, I will read more of your devotions. You may also want to visit me @nurturingbodymindandspirit.wordpress.com and shed some of your thoughts. Everyone at ICB had inspired me to touch the lives of others in my writings as well.
        Let us pray for each other that we may be guided in serving the Lord in our own little ways….
        Mayrose

  2. Reblogged this on Nurturing Body Mind & Spirit and commented:
    Such a very inspiring testimony…Thanks for sharing…

    • Hello Mycluis,
      Thanks for your comment! We ALL have a story to tell and it can be used to comfort and inspire others on in their spiritual race. I am thankful my trial can be of use to God and others. Blessings to you!

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