Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Storms of Life

There are so many storms in life. My pastor is back in the hospital with complications. He was on the mend from a replaced aortic arch and doing well and now pain due to a blood clot. How discouraging and scary. There was an explosion and fire down the street and breast cancer the other direction down my street. Anywhere we look there are problems and terrifying situations. Sometimes we need to remember who made the storm and who can calm it. The Bible, in Mark 4:39-40, tells of such a situation: "He (Jesus) got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, 'Quiet! Be still!' Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, 'Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?' " It's hard to remember to not be afraid when the world comes crashing down on us, but Jesus asks us to "have faith" so I guess that's what we are supposed to do. Father, forgive me for not having faith that you know what is going on and that you will take care of things. Help me turn everything over to you. Amen.

This is a fiber art quilt made on a muslin base. Finely clipped yarn makes the colored background and embroidery over tulle gives it texture. I sold this piece last year.

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