When I traveled to Thailand for work, I was very aware of the horrible evil that exists there through human trafficking. But what I found was a ray of light shining in that darkness in an orphanage for young girls, to rescue them from being sold into that slavery before it could happen to them. The girls’ home educates them and raises them to see the dignity and value of their lives.
One of their skills is sewing. The outstanding beauty of the pieces they were creating amazed me. Each colorful thread intricately woven together to form a beautiful piece of fabric that was worthy of framing as a masterpiece.
Had you ever thought about the amazing truth written to God by a powerful king: “You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13) How would your life change if you saw your dignity and value? If you remembered the truth that God sewed you together, every colorful thread of your personality and life into a beautiful masterpiece? I find it fitting that some young girls, young masterpieces knit together by God and rescued out of slavery are skillfully sewing masterpieces for others to enjoy. These are “Encounters with Hope.”