Solomon marvelled at four mysteries: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid. (Proverbs 30:19)
Solomon's short-sightedness shows. Yes, there's beauty and mystery in nature but, the greatest marvel is how God weaves Himself into the fabric of a human life. With each delicate stitch He re-creates the nature of a person, takes all their loose ends and knits them into a new pattern, something fresh and hitherto unimagined.
I didn't know my students when they were broken, terrified and threatened but their words transport me into their pasts. Their stories show me where they used to be. I see where they are now.
Oh my, what a difference!
God at work - yesterday, today and tomorrow. Until He comes again and puts a stop to all work, He will continue to gather the damaged pieces of human lives and re-fashion them into works of art. .
God's story has many pages, including one with my name on it. One day, the last page will be written and His book will close. Until then, anyone who wants to can have their story included in His story.
Rose McCormick Brandon is the author of four books, including, Promises of Home - Stories of Canada's British Home Children. Visit her blogs, Listening to my Hair Grow and Promises of Home. Her books are available at http://writingfromtheheart.webs.com