Thursday, April 7, 2011

Morning Coffee - A New Pattern

Thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons.
2 Kings 4:4

There are times and places where God will form a mysterious wall around us, and cut away all props, and all the ordinary ways of doing things, and shut us up to something Divine, which is utterly new and unexpected, something that old circumstances do not fit into, where we do not know just what will happen, where God is cutting the cloth of our lives on a new pattern, where He makes us look to Himself.

Streams in the Desert
Mrs. Chas. E. Cowman

God is cutting the cloth of our lives on a new pattern.  As a quilter and a sewer of cloth, I like that image; a rearranging of the fabric of my life to create a new and better design.

Time to pour a second cup and begin to fully accept and appreciate this newest emerging pattern.



  1. As a quilter I think about how even the most imperfect squares look good when combined with the whole. Isn't this true about life? While we may be the most imperfect, at times, our whole is what matters most...

    Thanks for the reminder from one who is hopelessly flawed!

  2. Always thought scrap quilts were the prettiest. I like the oddball fabrics. They make a quilt interesting. Those so well-planned, perfect ones are a bit boring. Isn't that true in life also?