I was thinking about my string quilt and how Chris had dared me to use whatever I pulled out of the basket, despite whether I wanted to or not. Life is like that. Wouldn't it be great if we could go through our days and everything match up and fit together perfectly? That is not how life works however.
We have some days that are all bright and cheerful, the yellows and pinks of life, where everything is sunny. Then we have some blues and purples thrown in, the bruises of life. Next we have the greens and browns, the dirt and grass that represent new life, whether it be a baby or or someone giving their life over to God or even the flowers and trees that we enjoy in life. God also gives us oranges and reds, which can be the fire that consumes our passions. Whether our passions are our family, hobby, or serving God. It does not have to be either - or, as long as God comes first we can still have our other fires simmering in the pot.
Don't forget your white fabric, it is the most important color of all! Isaiah 1:18 "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."
Romans 6:23 " For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Psalms 1:3 "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."
Let God quilt your life together the way he sees fit and and accept whatever color he wants to add, you'll be surprised when you look back and see the quilt he has made with your life!
FYI - my life is nothing but one big crazy quilt! LOL