Sew Sweet - The One Year Sweet and Simple Moments with God Devotional

Sew Sweet

I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Philippians 1:6

My home economics class in college was wonderful! I wish that subject would make a comeback. If nothing else, you learn sewing basics. Although I wasn’t an accomplished seamstress, I did construct a complete pantsuit. (Remember those?) It was the prettiest polyester pantsuit you have ever seen—if you like the color burnt orange! The suit had all the things needed to pass the class: a collar, a zipper, and buttonholes.

Of course, I had plenty of assistance from the skilled professor, but I know my mother, who was an excellent seamstress, was pleased with my finished product too. With budding confidence, I moved on to my next project—a dress that looked adorable on the front of the pattern package. I was going solo this time, without my experts’ guidance. I failed miserably. It drooped where it should have draped and stayed where it should have swayed. It was the ugliest outfit I have ever seen to this day, and I threw it right into the trash can. When I recuperated from the initial shock, I realized I had used the wrong kind of fabric!

We sometimes try so hard to mend ourselves without the help of our Creator—our Designer and the Finisher of our faith. We can’t fix ourselves any more than we can fix outfits made with the wrong fabric. Jesus made the pattern! He sews, mends, fixes, and completes us here, in preparation for all eternity. Sew sweet!

The next time you sew on a button (or lose one, if you don’t sew), meditate on the fact that the biggest mending job in your life was completed by Jesus on the cross!

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