The Divine Weaver

Sometimes I wonder how it is that the very garment Jesus had worn ands it’s very threads which had the power to heal the woman with the issue of blood later lay on the ground with Roman soldiers now casting lots for it as seen in Matthew 27:35, “They parted my garments among them, and upon my venture they cast lots.” Perhaps Jesus wanted to let us know that when our lives feel like this disgarded garment that the world tramples upon and even gambles for, that he’s been there and watched.

But what is it about this garment that lays now so weak and useless that just earlier made it so powerful in the lives of so many that all they had to do was touch it to be healed like this one woman? Or even through the hands of the Apostle Paul we see where handkerchiefs or aprons were used to heal in Acts 19: 11-12, “And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought into the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.”

Reading these accounts one has to ask, was it the garment or the man that caused this power to flow? I believe it was neither one, as the garment was made just like thousands of others in their day and time. Nor was it the man himself as Paul had no special powers in and of himself. Perhaps there was another Weaver and loom involved. A kind of Divine Weaver and perhaps both Jesus and Paul’s lives were placed or yielded so much to this so called “Divine Weaver” that their lives became the garment woven with God’s Word.

And let’s say this Divine Weaver was the Holy Spirit who they allowed and invited into their lives to weave his presence and power like so many threads into every aspect of their lives at any given moment. Like a garment their lives were allowed to be turned, pulled, shaped, spun, colored, threaded throughout with whatever colors, images, words, descriptions this Divine Weaver desired.

Their lives were no longer their own as the red threads always reminded them that their lives were bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary. Their lives were now so yielded that they became his garment spun on the loon of complete submission to God’s will and work and Word. Their thoughts were so intertwined with the Divine Weaver and tight fitted that it was no longer they which lived but Christ now lived through them and those following them. This is what I believe it means to be a Christian, a God spun life with the help of a Divine Weaver who I believe is the Holy Spirit.

Leave a Reply