Wednesday, 25 July 2012

When in the Dark





When we are in the dark

In the famous lace shops of Brussels, there are certain rooms devoted to the spinning of the finest and most delicate patterns. These rooms are altogether darkened, save for a light from one very small window, which falls directly upon the pattern. There is only one spinner in the room, and he sits where the narrow stream of light falls upon the threads of his weaving.

"Thus," we are told by the guide, "do we secure our choicest products. Lace is always more delicately and beautifully woven when the worker himself is in the dark and only his pattern is in the light."

May it not be the same with us in our weaving? Sometimes it is very dark. We cannot understand what we are doing. We do not see the web we are weaving. We are not able to discover any beauty, any possible good in our experience. Yet if we are faithful and fail not and faint not, we shall some day know that the most exquisite work of all our life was done in those days when it was so dark.

If you are in the deep shadows because of some strange, mysterious providence, do not be afraid. Simply go on in faith and love, never doubting. God is watching, and He will bring good and beauty out of all your pain and tears. --J. R. Miller

(Adaped  from  Streams  in  the  Desert)
(Google  photos)

6 Fertilize my soul:

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
a good word in right time.
One just has to keep on the good work, even in the dark, knowing that God is the shadow by our right hand.
From Felisol

Shelley said...

Such a beautiful story,and one that I can very much relate to...thank you Amrita for sharing. I love the pictures as well...blessings

Just Be Real said...

Those streams of light have gotten me through many dark times. Blessings to you Amrita!

Zim said...

Amrita, thank You for this short reflection. It is relevant for me.

Just Be Real said...

Hugs to you Amrita....

Buttercup said...

Beautiful post. Thanks for great thoughts and prayers for today.