“Let every created thing give praise to the Lord, for he issued his command, and they came into being.” (Psalm 148:5 NASB)
Quilt designers are some of the most creative people on earth. Such famous quilts as: “Dresden Plate, Sunbonnet Sue, Double Nine Patch, Tumbling Blocks, Mariner’s Compass, Pine Tree, and Log Cabin grace the walls of Quilt Museums around the world. These designers spent countless hours piecing together a multitude of fabrics to create the perfect masterpiece. Think of the manpower and effort that went into their creations.
Every designer puts their unique mark on the finished product. This designer’s mark reflects the nature of the designer. Quilt labels have long been a tradition, allowing quilt designers a way to identify themselves, along with pertinent information about the quilt. This information is valuable for collectors and museums. The most prestigious quilt designs are much sought after by collectors worldwide.
If human designers can make museum type quilts out of scraps of material, where thousands of people view and admire them annually, think of what “The Great Designer” of the universe can do in a moment of time. What human designers took hours and months to fabricate, the Great Designer did instantly by the word of His mouth. It is worth noting that God not only put his designer’s label on his creation, but he has placed his design mark on all believers in the person of the Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit’s task to bring God’s grand design to completion. The Apostle Paul says, “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6 NASB). Paul also says, “We are his masterpiece created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10 NASB).
Our lives are in the hands of the Master Designer who takes the multi-colored scraps of material – including the bad choices, misfortunes, wrecked relationships, failed marriages, mismanagements, and fashions them into a glorious covering that reflect his love and affection.
Are you willing to “surrender all” in the hands of The Great Designer and allow him to fashion a masterpiece that allows others to see Jesus?