"The Weaver"
(By: K.P. -Ken Paginton)

5-20-2010 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #589
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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“The Weaver”
(By: K.P. -Ken Paginton)

One day I stood and keenly watched
Within a quiet room,
A weaver as he sat and worked
In silence at his loom.
The shuttle passing to and fro,
Propelled by skillful hands,
Was weaving to a pattern sure
A multitude of strands.
I stood behind the simple loom
But there I could not see
The pattern of those blended strands
In perfect harmony.
No picture slowly forming there -
The work of patient hands -
A colored blur, a disarray,
A mass of tangled strands.
But then I went and stood beside
The silent weaver's chair
And, oh, how different was the sight
That I beheld from there!
Each thread was placed with tender care
Where only it should go,
And every thread, from gold to black,
With brightness seemed to glow.
And so as days and years go by
How oft, we too, are blind,
And fail to see the pattern worked
By loving hands and kind.
And yet sometimes in silent prayer
In spirit we can stand
And watch the skillful Weaver as
He weaves each single strand.
A work still uncompleted, yet
'Tis there that we can see
A little portion of the joy
And glory that shall be.
As slowly, slowly, thread by thread,
The pattern clearly shows -
A pattern hidden oft to us
But one the Weaver knows.
We see the gold and silver threads
Have gained a brighter hue,
Because the black and sombre threads
Are interwoven too.
No single thread could ever show
The pattern that is planned;
'Tis only as they're woven in
Beneath a loving hand.
Could ever folly greater be
Than seek to grasp the strands,
And take the weaving of our lives
From His own skillful hands!
So may we let Him weave our days
Until we clearly see
The pattern, finished to His plan,
For all eternity.
          

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

(From: Chief Seattle )

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        Thank You for the picture.

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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