Quilt Holes

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Acre of Blessings, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Thought this was a fitting place to post this. How true.

    "The Quilt Holes"
    > >
    > > As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with
    > > all the other souls.
    > >
    > > Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles;
    > > an angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares together into a
    > > tapestry that is our life.
    > >
    > > But as my angel took each piece of cloth off the pile, I noticed how ragged
    > > and empty each of my squares was. They were filled with giant holes. Each
    > > square was labelled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the
    > > challenges and temptations I was faced with in every day life. I saw
    > > hardships that I endured, which were the largest holes of all.
    > >
    > > I glanced around me. Nobody else had such squares. Other than a tiny hole
    > > here and there, the other tapestries were filled with rich colour and the
    > > bright hues of worldly fortune. I gazed upon my own life and was
    > > disheartened.
    > >
    > > My angel was sewing the ragged pieces of cloth together, threadbare and
    > > empty, like binding air.
    > >
    > > Finally the time came when each life was to be displayed, held up to the
    > > light, the scrutiny of truth. The others rose; each in turn, holding up
    > > their tapestries. So filled their lives had been. My angel looked upon me
    > > and nodded for me to rise.
    > >
    > > My gaze dropped to the ground in shame. I hadn't had all the earthly
    > > fortunes. I had love in my life and laughter. But there had also been trials
    > > of illness and wealth, and false accusations that took from me my world, as
    > > I knew it. I had to start over many times. I often struggled with the
    > > temptation to quit, only to somehow muster the strength to pick up and begin
    > > again. I spent many nights on my knees in prayer, asking for help and
    > > guidance in my life. I had often been held up to ridicule, which I endured
    > > painfully, each time offering it up to the Father in hopes that I would not
    > > melt within my skin beneath the judgmental gaze of those who unfairly judged
    > > me.
    > >
    > > And now, I had to face the truth.. My life was what it was, and I had to
    > > accept it for what it was.
    > >
    > > I rose and slowly lifted the combined squares of my life to the light.
    > >
    > > An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at the others who stared
    > > at me with wide eyes.
    > >
    > > Then, I looked upon the tapestry before me. Light flooded the many holes,
    > > creating an image, the face of Christ. Then our Lord stood before me, with
    > > warmth and love in His eyes. He said, 'Every time you gave over your life to
    > > Me, it became My life, My hardships, and My struggles.
    > >
    > > Each point of light in your life is when you stepped aside and let Me shine
    > > through, until there was more of Me than there was of you.'
    > >
    > > May all our quilts be threadbare and worn, allowing Christ to shine through!
    > >
  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Love it [​IMG]
  3. tabsmonsters

    tabsmonsters Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Laclede County, MO
    Love It!!!
  4. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    [​IMG] Very true! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Your all very welcome. That would be cute to print that on a card and put it in with a quilt that your giving as a gift.

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