My quilt project this year is rather unique.
Normally when I make a quilt block you can see the quilt’s design – Ohio star, log cabin, 9 patch.
But these quilt blocks look odd – almost like a mistake.
It’s only when you put them together that you see the pattern.
Each individual quilt block becomes a part of the bigger picture.
Stars are formed.
Random squares are joined to make paths and outline.
Each individual block makes sense when it becomes a part of the whole.
So often there are seasons in life that are just like my quilt blocks – on their own they don’t make sense.
They look odd and out of context.
They seem to be a mistake.
We wish we could design them differently – rearrange the situations, change the outcomes, make each one pretty in it’s own way.
But God – the master Designer – saw the big picture.
He knew how the individual parts would come together.
He would make the shadows into stars.
And define them with light.
A perfect plan.