Thursday, September 30, 2010

Seeking! A Designer That I Can Understand

                                                                 Tea is for Tatters

Tatters are always seeking designers that they can understand.  There is more consistency now in tatting patterns; but, terminology evolves. Designers feel really good about people tatting their patterns.  Were I a designer, I'd feel even better if I could present the diagram and written instructions with great clarity.  Patterns that could be trusted.  

The last postings introduced two facts.  There is a great designer who has a plan; He is God.  Shuttles are nothing in and of themselves and must follow the given pattern for success.  We are the shuttles.  We are building upon a theme with tatting as our metaphor.  This month, the concept of 'seeking' is before us. 

The question must be asked.  What or Whom are we seeking?  What do we have in mind?  A benevolent Grandfather-type who looks down on the world with a long, white beard?  A Santa Clause who gives only good things?  A Tyrant that doesn't let you do anything FUN?  A being that gives us great FEAR?  These images are just as bogus and false as the images of the evil one (Lucifer, Satan, the great dragon)  with a pointy tail and horns ~ that's not frightening as an image, people dress like that for Halloween!  I dressed a dog as a little devil one Halloween!  

Fortunately, God who is the great designer, left us a love letter which tells us all about Himself and His great gift in sending Jesus Christ.  A love letter, you say?  Yes,  He did not leave us unloved.  Did you know that if you were the ONLY person in the world, God would still have sent his Son to pay for your iniquities?  A relationship with Him is very personal, very one-on-one.  It only becomes a collective when His own are gathered together in His name! 

Keep in mind that we have more original scrolls of the scriptures than we do of the classics: ie:  Ulysses, The Enid; and, that the scripture has less than 1% of copyist error?  The Scripture is trustworthy for any age!  If you search the scriptures, which He asks us to do, we would know Him very well. 

Proverbs 14:15  A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps."  
God wants to be sought, His scriptures to be searched ~ He invites inspection to establish his case for man.  

The Old Testament Scriptures have this message from the designer. 

Psalms 14:2  "The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God."    
Lamentations: 3:25 "The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; . . ."  Psalms 9:10 "Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek your face."   

The New Testament agrees and adds:  Matthew 6:33  " But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.   

"All the prophets testify about Him that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name."  Acts: 10:43
1 John 5:13  "I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life."

This is one designer that you can absolutely come to know. One designer who already has forgiven, who already has paid the debt for you iniquities.  One designer who welcomes you unconditionally.  One whose instructions are free, simple and pure.  The designer who has done the work, accomplished; a finished work.

John 6:29 "Jesus answered, "The work of God is this; to believe in the one He has sent. (His Son)

Are we prudent and are we giving thought to our steps in seeking the greatest designer?  


Maureen said...

This brings to mind a concept I have lived with for all (most) of my life! "The child is father of the man....." - what I am seeking is self-knowledge, even at my advanced age - and the utter security of trust in my Creator.
It's not currently fashionable to articulate a Belief in God, the press and the bookshelves are full of spurious works written by terribly "clever" and angry atheists, not all of whom are male; but I think it was Chesterton who said "If I had two souls I would willingly risk one: as I only have one, I prefer to live with my God"
(I could be wrong, maybe it was Thomas Aquinas).

nuisance said...

Well put. Just as the shuttles alone are simply curios, we are nothing without the pattern. And only God knows the pattern of our lives.