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Thread: The Quilt Holes

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    Senior Member Queen's Avatar
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    I don't mean to offend any one, but this was sent to me and I really liked it.


    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 was 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 labeled 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 color 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!

    God determines who walks into your life...it's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay and who you refuse to let go.

    When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need..


    Mary

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    Yes always look toward the light.

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    Thank you I needed that today !
    I will be sharing this !!!
    What a pretty quilt that would be !

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    You only offend the non believers...and we can only pray they will one day be saved and change. :thumbup: ;) :D

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    I hope that my quilt will be as full of holes when I face my Savior!

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    Beautiful....thank you for sharing. And a nice way to start the day with a reminder that God is in charge. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by heather1949
    You only offend the non believers...and we can only pray they will one day be saved and change. :thumbup: ;) :D
    I am not offended in the least.

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    I love this!!! Thanks for sharing :D:D

    It's a beautiful message but posters need to remember not to interpret it or it will get pulled.

    Why can't we just enjoy it and say thanks to the original poster????

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    Thanks!

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    [quote=sueisallaboutquilts]I love this!!! Thanks for sharing :D:D

    It's a beautiful message but posters need to remember not to interpret it or it will get pulled.

    Why can't we just enjoy it and say thanks to the original poster????[/quote

    Ditto

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I love this!!! Thanks for sharing :D:D

    It's a beautiful message but posters need to remember not to interpret it or it will get pulled.

    Why can't we just enjoy it and say thanks to the original poster????
    Thanks Sue, members need to remember we are a very diverse group here with thousands of members which I am sure of many different faiths and no one should ever preach to anyone here regarding their own personal beliefs. I doubt anyone would care to be challenged in any way regarding their own personal faith. Please don't bring up the fact that they don't have to read it "story" as the title of the post gives no one any idea of what would be in the post. We need to be kind and considerate to everyone. I am a Christian and have dear friends of many faiths but absolutely despise it when members have to say some of the things they do and make the absolutely unnecessary remarks that they make regarding their own faiths. It is not respectful nor is it kind or considerate.

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