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Topic: Sewing (02/22/07)
TITLE: The Fabric of Their Lives
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-- He wore leather.
-- She was a vegan.
-- He liked wool.
And she preferred organic cotton.
-- She wore bright patterns.
-- He wore serious solids.
-- She was quiet comfy fleece.
And he was a big loud plaid.
Their friendship blossomed into romance.
-- He wore stripes.
-- She wore paisleys.
-- He loved logos.
And she liked florals.
They began to sew together the complicated fabric of their lives.
-- Times together were like quilt squares.
-- Long conversations stitched them together.
-- Their growing love was the border.
And it grew…
The quilt of their lives was bright and beautiful.
-- White lace for their wedding
-- Pink chiffon for their daughter
-- Blue flannel for their son
Satiny smooth rainbows for their blossoming family
Some squares were dark.
-- Drab linens for tough times
-- Navy wool for fights
-- Black silk for loved ones lost
But strong borders held them together
Weak seams got stressed.
-- Differing priorities loosened others.
-- Familiarity caused frays.
-- Stubbornness caused others.
But their kiss-and-make-up seams were stronger than before.
Repairs took time.
-- But other quilts had tears.
-- Some lost their stuffing.
-- Many were shredded into threads.
Lots got discarded for something perhaps better.
But old threads get recycled.
-- And stitched into a new quilt, different from the first.
-- Stronger and more harmonious
-- Even if smaller
Even if sewn by just one
The fabric of our lives perseveres.
-- In our hearts
-- In our minds
-- In our actions
And in our faith
God has no throwaways.
-- He creates.
-- He encourages.
-- He supports.
And he is always there.
He is The Lamb that provides the everlasting thread… of life.
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