Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Quilting us together

Quilting us together
His church

Solids, Prints and patterns,
How can they ever go together?
The quilter stitching one next to the other
Two maybe three that might match
Or maybe opposites attract
So many differences
  And too many preferences
Old leather butted up against delicate chiffon
Wild calico positioned near practical flannel
Sensible corduroy sliding in next to stained taffeta
Sophisticated Velvet nestled with Practical polyester
 How quixotic and unrealistic for all to find a space
And yet the stitches keep coming adding another in place
Together forming comfort for wrapping others up
A covering for shade and to protect
A hammock to carry the broken
A banner to declare they are chosen
The church in all its colors
Must embrace sister and brothers
And know they are a perfect fit
Accepting the maker of the blanket

1 Corinthians 12:12-27  (ESV) For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves[a] or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit. For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts,[b] yet one body.

Matthew 18:20 (ESV) For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Ephesians 4:16  (ESV) from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love

Leather, rugged, stretched, durable
Velvet soft, luxurious, impractical
Chiffon light plain sheer
Taffeta crisp, soft shiny
Organdy sheer stiff crisp
Calico plain, colorful simple 
 Corduroy Linear, textured soft
Flannel twill soft cozy

Polyester stretchy wrinkle resistant, wash-and-wear

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