January 14th 2013 5:49 am
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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 labeled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the challenges and temptations I was faced with in everyday life. I saw hardships that I endured, which were the largest holes of all. I glanced around me. Not many others had such squares. Other than a few holes 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 death, 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.
Thought of you when I saw it this morning in my inbox!
I just got it this morning also. How fitting huh? I see the vet today...mom is worried. We will take one day at a time.
hugs to you my dear friend.
thank you Dayzee
God bless you and your family
Thank You Dayzee for sharing this and we're praying all goes well at the Vet's for you.
God Bless you and your family
Lexi and Family
Gives all the hooooooooomans something to think about!
Have a Blessed Day!
Crystal, Lexi and Anya,
Thank you for taking time to read my diary. I love this one.
Hugs and prayers for you Miss Dayzee.
Hoping Dayzee is ok...
WOW !!! I thought I had lost all my friends but what a wonderful surprise to see you all today.
Sophie Claire thanks dear I just got back from the vets.
My dear Flicka, thank you also.
You all have made my day.
HUGS to all.
What a beautiful verse! We have been absent a lot lately & seem to miss what is going on with our furiends. Hoping everything went well at the vets yesterday.
Love & Hugs,
KJ & Family
Hi KJ , Thanks for stopping by.
My vet appointment went good. I am on three different meds at this time two for pain and an antibiotic. Inflammation around my neck spine area and bronchitis.
Glad to hear the vet visit went well, but sorry to hear you are having pain in your neck & spine area & bronchitis to boot! Hope you feel better very soon! Sending lots of POtP to you sweetie!