I have always loved to sew. If it be by hand or on the sewing machine. I began with the doll clothes which I sewed by hand. Barbie dolls needed many outfits to satisfy a little girl. Then I found I could have a unique wardrobe when in high school and sewed my clothes. During those days when you liked a boy you went “steady”. A fun thing to do was to wear shirts to match. And yes it was on! I made our shirts to match or a tie for him and a dress for me to match. And after marriage and birth of children my sewing went back to little outfits for the children. Now in my “golden years” I have found how to quilt. If it be by hand or on the sewing machine.
Recently, I read a book called “Quilts are Forever , A patchwork
collection of Inspirational Stories” by Kathy Lamanaousa. It told how
persons found comfort in quilts they received from family members or
quilting itself. From the very beginning of picking out fabric to
deciding on a design to using a needle to make those tiny stitches.
Most gave their quilts away and all remembered the warmth they felt in
the giving or if they received a quilt.
Perhaps you have been lucky one to receive a quilt. A lot of time goes
into making a quilt. Time that a person puts into something for you and
stops the time spent on “stuff” for the creator. A person puts a lot of
their soul into a quilt. And the person who receives a quilt can see
and feel the love expressed in this masterpiece.
Kinda’ like GOD does for us. We each are his masterpiece. One that he
spends a lot of time on. He is the potter we are the clay it tells us
in Jeremiah Chap.18. Each of us had a life given to us by GOD. We come
in all sizes and shapes. We grow from teachings from parents,
grandparents, Sunday School teachers, School teachers, our Pastor, to
have the knowledge on what a person should be. Those persons are the
patches in our life quilt. While we often have no control over the
pieces of fabric GOD gives us, we can decide in to what pattern we
stitch that fabric. And knowing GOD personally turns us out to be the
masterpiece that he wants. We take all those teachings and sew them
together in our quilt of life. But having GOD keeps those golden
threads from breaking! Remember we reap what we sew!