My mother could sew. She was a whiz. Her first machine I remember was as Singer peddle machine. I also remember when she traded it in for a “modern” one. She made my dresses and she made her own clothes. She even made my dad’s suit jackets, so that he wore nothing average. LOL
I can remember her ripping out seams when the area she was sewing wasn’t just right. She never minded doing that. She had a very good seam ripper indeed. As I learned to sew I found that a seam ripper is a good friend – it helps to even up things and to get the fabric aligned correctly.
Oh beloved, don’t we feel like somebody has used a seam ripper on us? These past months have sure ripped the confidence right out of some. It’s ripped the normal and the usual as well. What on earth is God doing by allowing all this ripping?
One thing you and I need to know, no matter what has been ripped apart – God is doing a work. And He wants it just right. Do you trust Him? Can you give Him your life? Can you allow Him to rip out what’s not right in order to make all things right?
Christ had His garments torn away from Him, but He was still the Savior and nothing that He was doing to finish the work He was sent to do was left undone. The veil in the temple was ripped apart as well. Yet because that veil was ripped – we now have complete and instant access to all that Christ has done. When He comes back, He won’t be hanging on a cross. He will be riding in in the most magnificent array! Perfection. You too beloved. Whatever God is doing in your life and your world, you can trust Him. Christ walked through it all so you could allow the ripping in order to find the best fit for your life. When you lose the seams of your very core, God is not trying to ruin you. He’s working to adorn you with more of Christ in the power of Holy Spirit. You’re not being thrown out, you’re being made whole!
God loves you and He’s for you. All things work together for your good and on that you can rely. Aren’t we all blessed that God knows what He’s doing and it’s sheer perfection? Run to Him this morning and ask Him to do whatever He needs to do to correct, to repair, to restore and to resolve your seams. And then live as a beautiful representation of Christ’s finished work in you.
2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from [one degree of] glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, [who is] the Spirit.
Romans 8:29-30 And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.