I got this from a dear friend of mine some days ago,
I sat there with tears in my eyes while reading.
Wanted to give it forward to all of you guys too!
As I faced my Maker at the last judgment,
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 labelled with a part of my life
that had been difficult,
the challenges and temptations
I was faced with in every day 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 colour
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,
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 not melt within my skin
Beneath the judgmental 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 and my struggles.
Each point of light in your life
is when you stepped a side
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!
God determines who walks into your life….
it’s up to you
To decide who you let walk away,
who you let stay,
and who you refuse to let go.’
I need this back. If you’ll do this for me,
I’ll do it for you….
When there is nothing left but God
that is when you find out that God is all you need.
Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is
simply say the following small prayer
for the person who sent you this:
“Father, God bless all my friends in whatever it is that you
Know they may need this day! And may their life be full
Of your peace, prosperity and power as he/she seeks
To have a closer relationship with you.
Send this on to other people,
(including the one who sent it to you.)
Within hours you caused a multitude of people to pray for other people.
Then sit back and watch the power of God work in your life.