Digital Quilt

Rachel is creating a digital quilt of thanksgiving.  I've just sent in my square:

digital quilt square.

The full quote is:


Habakkuk 3: 17-19

Though the fig tree does not bud

and there are no grapes on the vines,

though the olive crop fails

and the fields produce no food,

though there are no sheep in the pen

and no cattle in the stalls,

yet I will rejoice in the LORD,

I will be joyful in God my Saviour.

The Sovereign LORD is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,

he enables me to go on the heights.

I like this passage.  I can relate to it.  The book is made up of Habakkuk's first complaint, and the Lord's answer, his second complaint, and the Lord's answer, and Habakkuk's prayer.  This is the end of the prayer, saying that though life sucks, I will still praise the Lord.  Any online community will run into strife, flames and heated disagreements, but it is worth sticking through the bad times anyway.  Even when it is bad, there's still something to be thankful for, all these people you would never have met without the internet.

The background is a picture of a small tower, possibly the watchtower at the castle gate, or a private chapel.  The real thing is somewhere in Europe, if it still stands.  England is dotted with thousands of churches, many built in the same stone and flint style as this chapel.  I used it as my web site logo for a long time because I loved the reminder that some things that are built will stand for centuries, and other things will still go on when those buildings have long since crumbled away.

The full quilt so far is on Rachel's site.

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