Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A QUILT POEM TO SHARE

This is a poem I received from a quilting friend, and thought it was a great one to share on my blog.
I THINK GOD IS A QUILTER
I think God is a quilter
Who takes His needle and thread
To piece our world from nothingness
And give it form , instead.
I think God is a quilter
And everything I see
Are pieces from His careful hand
From tree to bumblebee.
I think we see God's stitches
His texture everywhere;
The velvet moss, the grainy sand,
The silk strands of hair.
I think God is a quilter
Stitching tight and tiny rows,
Adding to my scraps and pieces
Seaming everything He knows.
I think He cuts the patterns
From what I'd throw away.
He shows me how to use each scrap
in His redeeming way.
I think God guilts a pattern
From everything I live;
But He can only stitch the quilt
From what I choose to give.
I think God is a quilter
Stitching strength where I am weak.
Showing me that life He touches
Embraces everything I seek.
I think God is a quilter
From the patience in each thread;
Proving length of time no barrier,
Treating time a gift, instead.
I think guilts are lessons
God uses just to teach
That our pieces and our remnants
Have kaleidoscopic reach.
So, in the life I'm living
With pieces everywhere
I'll give them to the Quilter
To stitch with loving care!
I'll give them to the Quilter
Unwanted though they be
And with His work of quilting
He'll make a quilt of me.
From the book Quilted With Love by Debbie Salter Goodwin

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