Learning to see…

It is May 1st and I think spring has FINALLY come to Michigan! As I was having coffee with Jesus this morning, feeling thankful for this glorious season, I was pondering the difference between how things look and how we see them. Like this. When I look at this:

….what I really see is this:

The first picture really isn’t all that beautiful, but when i see that, my heart swells. I take a deep breath because I don’t see a slight bulge on the end of a stem, I see spring! I see the gloriously beautiful bloom that is soon to be here. I see what it will be and that makes what it is now, simply breathtaking.
When some people look at this:

….they see one big tangled mess. But show this to a quilter and she will see this:

We are good at making lovely things out of scraps! And this comes from seeing what could be, what will be.
In Deuteronomy, God is chiding Israel for her seriously bad behavior. Yet even then, He calls her Jeshurun. This name means upright, straight, the very best. Though she was one  hot mess, He loved her and saw her as she could be, would be, one day.

And He sees me that way too.
How awesome is that?
Until next time….


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Learning to see…

  1. Linda says:

    I love how you tied the scraps into God’s knowledge of how we will be! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sassy says:

    Maybe Barney’s name should actually be “barnatro” — look it up on Google translator using Swedish to English. Hmmmmm…….

  3. barbvedder says:

    great inspirational post.
    I love the 30s bow ties, so fresh and pretty

  4. Thank God! I am eternally glad that He didn’t give up on me, that He continues to guard me and guide me, turning me into the woman He wants me to be.

    Love the fabric pile! Aren’t those repros some of the sweetest things out there?

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