Working All Things Together for Good

Recently, a friend and I hosted a table for a women’s tea at our church.  While we both owned lovely pieces of silverware, goblets and serving dishes, neither one of us had a complete set of fine china for eight people.  So, we decided to deliberately mix and match the pieces that we did have and create an eclectic table of colors and designs, including four different tablecloths. The end result looked so fabulous, it even surprised us!  The diversity of colors, shapes and textures ended up blending together in a most eye-catching and appealing way. We had taken a big risk and it could have been a disaster. Yet, it all worked together beautifully and we ended up with one of the most artistic and attractive settings in a room of 20 other tables!

Romans 8:28 Table
I called it our Romans 8:28 table after the scripture which says:  “In all things God works for the good of those who love him and have been called according to his purpose.”  Just as God works in our life bringing healing and divine purpose to all the broken pieces– the wounds, mistakes, shattered dreams, as well as blessings and successes– all the mismatched pieces at the table eventually blended together to create something unique and wonderful!

Divine Guidance Behind the Scenes
Are you feeling like your life is disjointed?  Are you feeling discouraged?  Are wondering how to make sense of your life– the chapters, changes, twists and turns, remember that God who loves you with everlasting kindness is working behind the scenes to bring good out of evil, joy out of mourning, victory out of ashes, and put a new song of praise in your mouth — in his perfect time. You may not see it right away, but rest assured that He has a good plan and will make sure His purposes come to pass in your life.  (Psalm 40:3).

Strengthen yourself in the Lord with his promises and remember to “Lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

One Comment

  1. This reminds me of the ‘tapestry’ story. When you see the underside it looks like a mess, but on the top it’s a beautiful picture.

    Your table setting does look Beautiful!

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