Sunday, January 8, 2012

Threads of Life

 God has woven each one of us
 into a quilt of the world.
Each thread a uniform part,
 and yet, also a unique individual.
Alone, we lack structure,
 but together beauty is created.
By the way He connects us,
 our lives are determined.
He is our compass needle
 and we, His threads of life.

by HiddenPoet

I love to look at these quilts and think about how God has carefully and lovingly woven each of us.  We are all different; and yet, He has sewn our lives together to make a beautiful quilt or tapestry.  Somehow all the colors and patterns mesh beautifully together!  We need each other and we need Him.
These are a few of my quilts.  I do love a pretty quilt; and although mine are not old, they do seem to tell a story.  If not my own childhood story, they remind me of times gone by.  Quilts usually have pretty colors, soft fabrics and many times are made by loving hands.  We use these quilts on our beds for extra warmth or to make pallets on the floor for the kids; we carry them on road trips; we use them for picnics and to make forts in the playroom.  These quilts may not have a story from the past, but one day they will for my children. 

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. ~Psalm 139:13

May the colors of your life be bright and the threads in your life very strong.  ~Genie Barnes


I plan to do a series on 'Marriage' each Sunday leading up to Valentine's Day as part of my 'Life Lessons' series; certainly not because I am any expert, but because of how great His mercy and grace has been during our journey to the cross. That journey to the cross, at times has been smooth walkin'; other times, there have been huge boulders in our path; and still other times, we have felt like hurling huge boulders at each other!  I hope you will join me!  Rob will be writing one of the posts about marriage from his perspective.  That should be interesting!




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9 comments :

{northern cottage} said...

What a lovely quote & so very very true!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Christie -- I love this scripture. What a lovely post :)

Blessings!
Gail

Leslie said...

Beautiful post! Also, I'm looking foward to seeing your Marriage series that's coming up!
Blessings,
Leslie

janet said...

Such beautiful words and what pretty quilts you own..

Gail said...

Beautiful quilts, beautiful words...and looking forward to your marriage series!

Hugs,
Gail

grace said...

Such a beautiful thing to read on a dreary monday morning! Looking forward to your marriage series

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful post and lovely quilts pictured!

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Dusty Coyote said...

Beautiful words and photo.
Looking forward to your Marriage/Valentine series. Husbands write posts? Who knew!

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