Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gathering the Pieces

"Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted." John 6:12

I'm reading a little book that was my mothers, especially enjoying the segments that she felt so meaningful she highlighted them. This morning's reading was about pieces; how life is like a quilt where new is created by rearranging the pieces of the old. It goes on to include this paragraph that says so much:

"It is quilting theology. God takes the pieces of our lives and stitches them back together, working His will for the good of those who love Him. With His handiwork, life isn't limited to one square. It is a pattern of squares where beauty depends on variety and no single square tells the whole story. They must be seen together --- like a quilt." [Quilted with Love by Goodwin]

That paragraph says it all, doesn't it. And while on the subject of how God takes the pieces back together to create wholeness, would you please pray for a friend today? She and her family are going through the broken effects of an accident and I know your prayers would be cherished. Please pray for healing and wholeness, just like a quilt.

Be blessed today!

13 comments:

  1. yes...I will pray...
    we serve a God of detail...every stitch...
    deby

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  2. I have sent a prayer upward for your friend.

    I love the words about the quilt and God piecing us together. Thanks! The picture is perfect too.

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  3. I love the words about quilting. I am a quilter so they speak to my heart :) That verse would be a good one to have on the wall of my studio somewhere. I love your beautiful old machine too!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  4. Beautiful words! Just right for my day! Thank you, my friend. Love your old machine and the wonderful quilt on display behind it. That's a great photo! ~Adrienne~

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  5. Thank you for the comments about the machine, but it isn't mine. It belongs to the lady in the picture who owns 300 antique sewing machines! They all work!

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  6. Love that analogy. I'm praying for your friend.

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  7. These are lovely words! I love that bible verse with quilting. Your mother must have been so special (that's why you are!) I'm going to send this to my friend who is a quilter.

    I'm praying for your friend.

    Katherine

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  8. That is a wonderful quote...very touching. Yes, I will pray for your friends.

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  9. I loved this. God is the master to taken the broken and creating something of beauty beyond anything we could imagine. Clarice

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  10. Thank you for those inspiring words today........just what i needed...i will keep your friend in my prayers...also a big thank you for your comment left on my blog..those rose dishes were the same pattern my grandma had and i remember eating off of them as a little girl...those i found at a friends shop and had to buy because they brought back such fond memories...

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  11. Thank you for continued prayers for my friend. And for all your sweet comments. Koralee, how special that your grandma and my mom had the same china pattern. Roses never go out of style, especially when there is emotion and meaning attached.

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  12. I love this post. Oh the quilts I have stored up girl. How wonderfully stated.

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  13. As always this post really strikes home with me. Lovely! Other recent posts have taken me back to a simpler time when one could 'take tea' with friends and not have to worry about rushing through the afternoon!

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