Recently, my father-in-law who is a pastor, was speaking about perfection and redemption. His emphasis laid upon the concept that we are not perfect as humans, but that Christ, living in us, is capable of bringing about "perfect moments" in our lives. These are moments of explicit beauty and pure joy; those memories you revisit in your heart when everything else around you seems to be falling apart. Glimpses of His glory...
Within the past weeks since this message, I've been asking the Lord about this restoration. Asking Him how exactly He perfects these moments that are so imperfect in our own humanness. How could He redeem the elusive slipped stitch in the fabric of our lives?
Side note: When you ask the Lord to show you something, or explain even further His mysteries to your confounded brain, EXPECT to have your mind blown... Sometimes I feel like my entire relationship with God is just a series of Him expanding and changing my perceptions in dramatic fashion, blowing apart my reality with Truth... You can trust the Holy Spirit to answer when you inquire!
"Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:3
So, the Lord showed me His hands, weathered but strong, reaching down into the knit garment of time. As He worked to correct a dropped stitch His hands moved without hesitation or doubt, clearly a Master of this work. His knitting needles, wisdom and love, moved effortlessly in and out of the tangled, drooping thread. The rhythm of the needles was percussive and musical...
When He had finished, the fabric now redeemed, previously dropped stitches were perfectly aligned. There was no indicators of the mess it once was. Even more intriguing is that where the yarn had once been black the perfected stitches were now a gleaming shade of gold!
I'm sharing this vision to challenge you to offer up whatever snag you may have in your own timeline. He can be trusted to redeem it, not to its original state, but to a new golden glory. In Joel 2:25 the Lord promises restoration for "the years the locusts have eaten." He's not restoring the crops or the things, but the time... He's restoring your time to perfect moments, just ask to see it.