The Oriental Rug factory
The Oriental Rug factory:
A minister in England: everything seemed to be falling apart in his life and in his ministry
He had to speak to a person who worked in a factory who manufactured oriental rugs
When he walked underneath the rug, all he saw was a mess of threads.
But to get to where the man was working, he needed to walk up the stairs, and there he could look down on the top of the rug.
There he saw, where at the bottom was a mess, at the top was being weaved a nice beautiful pattern.
God does this with our lives at times. We see a mess from underneath. But up top God is weaving a beautiful pattern of many colors.
Source: James W. Beeke, November 4, 2008