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You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.  Romans 8:9 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.A spool of thread is just a spool of thread until it’s used.

When we string pearls on the right kind of thread, we create beautiful jewelry. With simple floss, we can create garlands of popcorn to brighten a Christmas tree. With a spinning wheel, we can create fabric to make clothing. Craftsmen can weave an intricate tapestry to produce a stunning work of art. Thread can mend or alter clothes in need of repair.

Our bodies are nothing without God’s Spirit. Like thread, we are useless until the Master interweaves His Spirit within us to use us in His design. Embroidered together, we are all threads in the tapestry of His creation. Every thread has its place and purpose in the big picture.

If we could see the amazing pattern of our lives from heaven’s perspective, we would witness a marvelous sight indeed. Who can know the mind of God or His purpose for this network that constitutes the body of Christ? Faith trusts His plan, believing each of us is an important thread in His work.

Imagine what would happen if the threads of the well-known Apocalypse Tapestry were unraveled. Its value would be greatly diminished.

As the body of Christ, every thread is needed for the complete image. The value of the gospel is diminished when members lose faith or stop contributing to fellowship and global outreach.

In a world filled with doubt, fear, and chaos, now more than ever we need to pray, seek the kingdom of God first, and listen for the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our good news does not come from television or social media but resides in every faithful Christian. God weaves us together for His purposes.

Don’t get too caught up in this world. Our stitch in this time is temporary, but every thread counts in God’s masterpiece.

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Anne Hughes

Anne Hughes is an eMentor who trains and assists individuals with disabilities to find work-from-home remote-call-center jobs. When not working, she writes, creates faith memes to share, and spends time with her family.