Glimpses of grace seen in the everyday

Unravel or Unfold?

Most days are pretty predictable.  But when it doesn’t turn out the way I had thought, did it unravel—or did it unfold?  Or was it unwrapped or unveiled? 

“Unravel” suggests that I had it figured out but it didn’t work, and the result was less than pretty.  And then I most likely came “unglued”!

“Unfold” or “unwrap” or “unveil” suggests that God has a plan unknown to me which he brings about during the course of a day.  Imagine seeing an intricate design of a hand-woven cloth as it is unfolded.  Or a gift from a loved one being unwrapped.  Or a masterpiece being unveiled.  I want to think of my day as a well-planned gift from my Creator and my Lover which He shows me bit by bit.  He invites me to enjoy it and participate in His ongoing work—work on me and work in the world.


Comments on: "Unravel or Unfold?" (3)

  1. This is a good one for me –“unravel” or “unfold”. . . 🙂 . . . And right now two days are unfolding for you within one date on the calendar! I checked your flight status on Internet; you’re crossing from Alaska to Canada and heading south!

  2. Hope you don’t mind if I quoted this post during staff devotions this week. Also, it reminds me of Glad’s song “Color Outside the Lines.”

    • Great! I love that song, too. It reminds me that God’s plan is so much greater than I could dream, and I’d better not try to limit myself to my own puny ones. He can be trusted because He is loving, powerful, wise, and good.

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