“I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God.  Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ” [Colossians 2:2 The Message]

I watched the tiny fingers of the little Egyptian girls weaving the threads of the wonderful and amazing colors revealing the designs of the carpets – and my heart broke.  They were so small sitting on the rough hewn boards day after day.  Flies buzzing around there slim hands, in temperatures of heat that caused drops of sweat on my own forehead.

These carpets were destined to cover the floors in magnificent houses of kings and princes, rich people from the West who would never know the cost to these young lives.

Reading this verse this morning my thoughts turn to the Cross and the price Christ paid; the awesome price in love that weaves itself through the days of our lives.  Like a weaver’s shuttle the Holy Spirit moves among the threads and deposits God’s great love into our hearts.  Three shades of love are in this weaving – you will touch everything there is to know of God, which is the thread of pure gold. Your mind will be confident and at rest, which is the royal thread of purple.  And love weaving with the red thread of His blood empowers the tapestry of life as you focus your whole heart on Christ!  

Further Reading:  Isaiah 26:3; Psalm 133; Colossians 2 [The Message]