Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I'm looking for inspiration among all the scrappy books and patterns that I have....I haven't found anything that speaks to me yet, but I gotta get crackin' since the quilt must be completed -- pieced/appliqued, quilted and bound!!! -- by April 1st.
The Apostle Paul mentioned mysteries quite often in his letters. I love what he wrote in Colossians:
"My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love...., in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge." (Colossians 2:2-3 NIV)
In the movie City Slickers, there's this great scene between Billy Crystal and Jack Palance about the meaning of life. (Warning: film clip contains what some would consider an offensive word.)
What I love about this clip is that I know the mystery....I know what the "one thing" is! It is, as Paul said in the passage from Colossians, CHRIST! And the word that Jack uses is the very one that Paul uses in Philippians 3: 8 when he says he counts everything he's lost as but "dung" (KJV) that he may gain Christ.
There are many things I love -- my family, friends, homeschooling, church, music, quilting!!!! -- but none of them is equal to the "hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge" that is found in Jesus.
Oh, that all mysteries were so easily solved!! I bet Nancy Drew would have figured this one out! Maybe she'll help me with the Brown Bag Quilt!