I did not realize that it had been that long since I did my last cross stitch. I had use the thread to sew on buttons that may have come off. Three strands of thread will sew a button on in a hurry. But to do a pretty cross stitch would not do. It would have broken pieces all over. It also would be a waste of time. I surely would not want anyone to see it. There would be no beauty there to see.
I thought of our life. Is there anything of beauty that others can see Jesus in my life. Or do I have a rotten attitude sometimes? Others know what our life reflects.
"And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us." Psalm 90
THE THREADS YOU USE
Of what are you weaving your life
Of fast-fading pleasures or joys
Do you want it completed in lovely
It will all depend on the thread
Take only the best from the maze
The threads that will strength
your hearts and mind;
Just threads you are sure of, beyond
Durable threads that will not wear
You will want some colorful, gay
Beautiful, too, but they must be
No snags,no knots, no colors that run,
To make you ashamed in the days
Some of the threads should be sturdy
The better, we know, to withstand
Of the noonday sun and the scalding
They are sure to come with the
To all of your threads you must add
The wealth of God's Love - it will
make them hold.
For in weaving a life of beautiful
It always depends on the threads you us.
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Get rid of all the rotten threads and start a beautiful picture!