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April 24, 2014- 6:02am
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My Quilt

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 everyday life. I saw hardships that
I had 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 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.

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