Thursday, February 13, 2014
final four star blocks for the memory quilt
My friend Debbie, the Traveling Quilter reminded me of this Bible verse yesterday:
"Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me." 2 Corinthians 12:7-9
I have been relying on my faith in God to get me through my days lately. There is no way I could have gotten though the past three years without knowing God has a plan for me and for the pain I'm feeling. I know that because of my migraines, I have more sympathy and understanding for others who are suffering. Because of the pain, I am want to help others who are also suffering and want to do whatever I can to help take their pain away. Pain is a serious motivator.
I also know that working on the quilts really does make me feel better and so I quilt. The nurse told me to rest next week, or do something that made me feel better. She said that if working on a quilt for 48 hours straight was something I needed to do, I should just do it. If only she knew that's what I do most weekends :)