Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Quilt Holes

Some of you may have already read this but I wanted to share it with everyone. It was given to me by a friend and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

As I faced my Maker at the last judgement,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 is 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 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 wealth, 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 melt within my skin beneath the judgemental 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, 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!

Author Unknown..


  1. A wonderful post and a pleasure to read.


  2. Thank you so much for sharing thsi beautiful writing with us. Oh how this makes me warm all over.

  3. Thank you Yvonne, so glad you enjoyed it.

    Thank you Beth, I know how you feel, it really touched my heart too..Susie

  4. This was very inspiring; thank you for posting it for us.

  5. Thank you lil red hen, glad you got a blessing from it. Susie

  6. That was lovely, Susie. Thank you for sharing it. It gives us something to keep in mind.

  7. Thank you Daisy, that it does. Thank you for stopping by..Susie

  8. Wonderful poems Susie! Thanks for dropping by my blog and being a new follower. I'm also following your blog now. Hugs!

  9. Thank you Mama-Bug, I'm so happy to follow your blog and thank you for following mine..Susie

  10. What an inspiring story Susie! Thank you so much for passing that along. It was just beautiful. Delisa :)