I feel so much like this bolt of lightning.....fractured into many strands and seemingly going off in all the wrong directions, making my journey frustrating but not keeping me from reaching my destination.
I feel so confused, dejected, lost, alone, sad, lonely, hopeless, apathetic, lethargic, angry, disappointed, overcome........
Then Jesus........that's all it takes......the Lord speaks to my heart, He opens my mind, He sends a text or an email or a Facebook message or a telephone call.....then I realize just how much I have to be thankful for.
I rehearse memories of love and life from my past. I take a good look around to appreciate all the blessings of my present. I ponder my future and a life filled with the grace of God, a beautiful family, a bevy of sisters of my heart, a church family that draws me in and invite me to share their life. Ultimately I rejoice in the promise of my transportation to my eternal home with my Jesus at the end of my temporal existence.
My life is much more like a beautiful patchwork quilt with each piece lovingly placed and sewn into place by the loving hands of my Creator. There are dark places, subdued spots, bright places, cheerful colors create pops of joyful appreciation.
The quilt is finished by the bindings or hems of the quilting process just as my life is hemmed with my own prayers and the prayers of those who love me and joined with the intercessory work of my Savior as He sits on the right hand of His Father.
3 No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him.
4 And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads.
5 And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.
6 Then the angel said to me, “Everything you have heard and seen is trustworthy and true. The Lord God, who inspires his prophets,[b] has sent his angel to tell his servants what will happen soon.[c]”
7 “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book.[d]”