Just a Weaver

This is a beautiful poem, the words reminding me again that we don’t know the reasons why things happen in this life.  One day, everything will be known and it will all make sense.  Until that day it should be enough that our Father God has a reason for allowing the pain.


Just a Weaver

by Benjamin Malachi Franklin

My life is but a weaving,
    between my God and me,
I do not choose the colors,
    He worketh steadily.

Ofttimes he weaveth sorrow,
    and I in foolish pride
Forget He sees the upper,
    and I the underside.

Not till the loom is silent,
    and the shuttles cease to fly,
Will God unroll the canvas,
    and explain the reasons why

The dark threads are as needful
    in the skillful weaver’s hand
As threads of gold and silver
    in the pattern He has planned.


Here is a link to a short article written about the author and a picture of him.  http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewshortstory.asp?AuthorID=47736&id=23610

2 thoughts on “Just a Weaver

  1. I’m almost in tears, sister. That is so true. Even now I still question so many things. Especially things that have to do with suffering. I can handle one thing at a time, you know, but when many things come all at once, it is enough to almost make you give up. Please pray for me? For my health or at least the ability to be like Jesus in it, my aunt who they will not even put a feeding tube in her, but just let her slowly starve to death! And now my mother who may have mouth cancer. I could handle just one of the things. But all three? It seems a little much at times. But I have to trust God. For where else can I go?

    One day… one day, I will get to see that beautiful tapestry. But for now it looks like one big mess.

    Lord bless you and keep you always!


    • I am so sorry for your pain. I am having many conversations like these lately. In fact, I just visited a friend in the hospital today where we talked about the timing of things in our lives and how situations seem complicated – how they seem to be piling, one on the other. My heart goes out to you dear! I have been, and will continue to pray for you, your aunt and your mom.

      Keep me updated. 🙂


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