A fashion designer once created a beautiful fabric and gave it to a friend to turn into a fine garment. Some time later when he asked her about it, she confessed she’d used it as a dish rag! He immediately took it back and with great care cleaned and repaired it and made it into the fine garment he had originally intended.
This mirrors my life story. I was one who ‘knew it all’ and I seemed to be popular. However, I often felt like a dish rag. On my own I felt lonely and restless, often frightened and would have to go and seek company. In a crowd I had the loudest mouth and I felt others admired my self assurance. I craved people’s admiration, but inside I didn’t feel I deserved it.
People must have noticed how lonely, restless and dominating I could be. So did Jesus my Creator! When I eventually woke up and realised He was there, I found out He was interested in me. He gave me peace at last. Slowly and carefully He took away my restlessness. He washed me in His “special delicates” programme. He forgave my mistakes, my sins, my pigheadedness. He also healed all my sore places inside. He even helped me forgive those who had hurt me.
I now have peace even when I am on my own. When I am with others, He has taught me to look out for them and show them His touch and warmth. Even when I think “I can do it myself” and things go wrong again, He is there waiting to rescue me and take me back close to His heart.