“I have been weaving you into a beautiful tapestry”, says God.
“I have been choosing each colour and weaving it in at just the right time. You have not always understood, neither have you liked the colours and journey in recent times, but I am the God of the entirety and I am the God of the bigger picture. Stand back and see how I have been weaving. See you are fitted together, woven together, to adorn the courts of heaven. I make all things beautiful in my time.
I have had you in the grip of the weavers looms, but I am tying loose ends together and these days are days of completion of the current struggles. I am exchanging what you thought were ashes for a beauty that will remain.
To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendour.