Whether it's a conversation with a friend, a word that is penned, or a craft that is made, everything we do leaves a stitch in the fabric of time. Join us as we investigate the stitches of the past and present...
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ... a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7).
18 “Do not call to mind the former things,
Or ponder things of the past. 19 “Behold, I will do something new,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even make a roadway in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Do-Overs and More
I read Isaiah 43: 18-19 on January first this year in Daily
Wisdom for Women from Barbour Books. (free from Amazon on Kindle) Click here to download: Daily Wisdom for Women January 2014
The devotion was about how God gives us “do-overs”. You
know, like when you’re playing checkers and you move your playing piece - only
to gasp when you realize your opponent can jump three of your pieces and then get
king-ed too? And all because of that one move. You then look into your opponents
eyes and sweetly ask, “Can I pick my piece back up and . . .”
Yep, you got it, that kind of “do-over”. Except in the game
of – real life.
After I read and re-read this verse I realized not only was God
offering a do-over, but He’s offering to lead the way. He tells us (in verse
19) He’ll make a roadway in the wilderness and form a river in the desert – all
So, whenever that awful feeling strikes and we figure out we
placed our “game piece” in a spot that’ll cause us harm, God says, Go ahead, pick your piece, but He
doesn’t stop there. He then tells us where make our next move. He loves us so
much, he’ll make a way for us. Why? Because,