Reta, one of our dear ladies in the church, was visiting with her mom recently. I believe she said her mom is now ninety-seven years old. Since it happened many years ago, I had forgotten until Reta reminded me, that I had been able to lead her mom to Christ and baptize her.
This dear old saint has for many years, made beautiful quilts by hand. As Reta and her were talking, she mentioned she’d always prayed for us. She wanted us to have one of her handmade quilts and so gave one to Reta to pass on to us. It was one she had made way back in the sixties. We received it with grateful hearts as we looked at the intricate hand stitched detail of it. How many hundreds of hours are represented in such a quilt. Maybe only God knows.
Like that quilt, the Lord is stitch by stitch doing His intricate work in the lives of each of His children. He won’t be finished with that work until the final step, when we trade this mortal body for that which is immortal, when Jesus returns in glory. Meanwhile, we are being “conformed to the image of His Son,” by the daily work of God in us, and by the guiding, teaching work of the Holy Spirit by His Word.