When I was little, my mother used to sew a great deal. I would sit at her knee and look up from the floor and ask what she was doing. She told me that she was embroidering. As from the underside I watched her work within the boundaries of the little hoop that she held in her hand, I complained to her that it surely looked messy from where I sat. She’d smile at me looking down and gently say, "Son, You go about your playing and when I am finished with my embroidering, I will put you on my knee and let you see it from my side."
A few minutes would pass and then I would hear my mother's voice say, “Son, Now you come and sit on my knee and see what I have made." This I did only to be surprised and thrilled to see a beautiful flower or sunset. I could not believe it, because from underneath it looked so messy.
Then mother would say to me - "My son, from underneath it did look messy and jumbled but you did not realize that there was a plan on the top. It was a beautiful design. I was only following it. Now look at it from my side and you will see what I was doing."
Many times through the years, I have looked up to Heaven and said - "Father, what are you doing?" and He has answered - "I am embroidering your life." I say - "But it looks like such a mess to me. It seems so jumbled. The threads are so dark. Why cant they all be bright?"
The Father seems to tell me - "My child, You go doing my business and one day I'll bring you to Heaven and put you on my knee and you will see the plan from my side."
Created by Sushma Gupta on May 27, 2001
Modified on 10/02/13