Over the years, I’ve heard many people relate the Christian life to something like a tapestry. You see, when you examine the back of a tapestry, it looks like a messy jumble of thread. It seems to be random and all tangled, with no apparent image or meaning. But when you turn the tapestry over, you see the beautiful pattern.
Likewise, many times life can be messy, and we find it hard to see the full picture and understand why certain situations occur. Oftentimes things seem to be a messy, tangled web. Yet, when looking back over the years, we can often see the other side: God’s miraculous hand has weaved a beautiful tapestry.
My wife Mally and I stepped out in faith in 1979 to go full time into a creation-apologetics ministry. Over the years, we’ve experienced many difficulties, faced perplexing situations, encountered seemingly impossible roadblocks, and had some heartache. Yet through it all, we can now look back and see God’s hand as He has weaved a superbly designed tapestry.
The Bible gives us a number of examples that help enable us to understand this tapestry concept, including in the lives of Joseph, Moses, Ruth, Esther, Job, and others. The lives of these biblical figures are a reminder to us that in all circumstances God is weaving a beautiful pattern beyond what we could ever imagine.
As I recently watched the video and read the book we have just produced on the building of the Ark Encounter, I looked back on the events of the past years and recalled how God miraculously brought people together and created situations to enable this world-class attraction to be built. Let me give you just some of the highlights to help you catch a glimpse of the beautiful tapestry God has woven.
I look back at the past 22 years of AiG’s history and marvel at what God has done. And the history above is just a small part of the wonderful threads God has woven into our lives and ministry.
The history above is just a small part of the wonderful threads God has woven into our lives and ministry.
After walking through the Creation Museum and the Ark, many visitors have asked me, “How did these incredible places come into existence? How did all of this happen?” Our guests find it remarkable that such world-class attractions, which proclaim the truth of God’s Word and the gospel, could actually be built.
How do I respond to them? Well, I offer the verse from Genesis 18:14 where the Lord spoke to Abraham when the seemingly impossible was going to happen (i.e., Sarah having a baby at an old age): “Is anything too hard for the Lord?”
No. Nothing is too hard for the Lord, certainly not the building of a Creation Museum or the Ark Encounter!
See the new DVD and book we have produced on the construction of the remarkable Ark that God has mightily blessed. I urge you to obtain them. You will be fascinated, encouraged, astonished, and will ultimately praise the Lord!