Often as I walk through different seasons of life, God puts a specific verse in my way. Everywhere I turn I bump into it. My Bible opens to it, I hear it on the radio, eventually I hear it in a whisper all through the day. I’m hard-headed like that; it takes a lot of repetition to really grab my attention!
The passage I keep coming back to right now?
Take a minute and read it… Then let me tell you what God is teaching me through this passage.
What I keep coming back to is this:
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
As a sewing Momma with 4 little girls, I know a lot about hems. Each time I read this passage- or hear the whisper of the verse as I go about my day- I immediately picture the hem of my little girls’ much loved dress, the one I made for my oldest daughter, now passed down all the way to the youngest; worn over and over by each girl. The fabric is now worn and faded, but that hem? It’s stitches are still straight and true- standing the test of hours of little girl play and hundreds of trips through the washing machine.
I picture God turning up the fabric of my life, just as I turned up the hem of that dress. How even as I made the stitches, my love was pouring out for the little girl who would put the dress on. If my hem was made with that much love, how much more love does my Father pour out as He gently, purposefully turns up the edges of my life and hems me in?
The fabric of my life, it’s pretty raw and jagged these days. Maybe yours is too.
The amazing thing about a hem? It doesn’t matter how jagged the edge. The hem just rolls it up, making the once jagged and raw edge, smooth and straight.
Friends, you might feel like an uneven, jagged piece of fabric but your Father is right there hemming you in. Lovingly tucking up the uneven and raw pieces of your life into a smooth and straight hem.
He is behind you, in front of you, beside you, everywhere you turn. He is right there. His hand is laid upon you.
Even in the raw jagged places of life God has you hemmed in!
I am resting in that promise- reminding myself of it when the edges seem too raw to bear. I pray you will do the same!
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