Tapister: what, and why?

A tapister is one who creates tapestries.

I believe the master Tapister is at work in the world, weaving threads of many dimensions and hues into an image only He sees, as yet: “precept upon precept, line upon line; here a little, and there a little” (Is. 28:10) And thread upon thread.

Over the last year or more, one word keeps echoing in my mind – Watch. That’s why this site was created, to help me watch. To help others watch.

Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 repeat a command: Watch. Be on guard. Be alert. Keep watch. “What I say to you, I say to everyone: Watch!”

For what? Earthquakes. Famines. Fires. Floods. Pestilence. Wars. Revolutions. Persecution of Christians. Betrayal by relatives. Fake Messiahs, working signs and miracles.

Great distress. Fearful events. Sun darkened, moon not giving its light. Stars falling from the sky.

Powers of the air will be shaken. That’s an interesting phrase in the original language. It could easily refer to the International Space Station, or airplanes, or even cell phone towers, anything using power that exists in the atmosphere from the dirt up…

There will be anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Apprehension at what is happening on the earth.

Why should we watch for those things? Because Jesus said to; so that when they happen we’re not taken by surprise, not become depressed, complacent, discouraged, disillusioned, faithless.

So that by standing firm in spite of all that, we will “gain life.” That’s good enough reason for me.

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