Today is Easter.
I am so thankful for this day, in which we celebrate Jesus’ great sacrifice. His gift makes my life meaningful. Who I am and everything I do hinges on the one great truth that Jesus is the Christ and the promised Messiah.
I am not ashamed of these feelings, but do not share them as openly as I wish. Our world has changed since I was little; from religious beliefs being accepted to having to stifle outward manifestations of personal beliefs for fear of “offending” anyone who may be in earshot. In the past, while I might have been referred to as merely “religious”; today, I am judged to as being a “hate-mongering religious fanatic” — simply because I choose to believe in God. Why is it not okay to be passionate about that which is important in our lives? My religious beliefs are the foundation of my existence; not what I do for a living, where I live, or my favorite past-time. I makes me Who I Am.
What does this have to do with quilting? Well… not as much as another subject might. However, Blogs are meant to be daily journals and this is my journal of today.
Here’s what ties the two subjects together:
My talent is a gift. My life is a gift. I know who I am and Whose I am. It is what makes me different. I acknowledge that I descended from God and that I am literally His offspring. My life, what I do with it, and the talents I have been given are meant to bless others. That is why I Love creating beautiful quilts, teaching and sharing my talents.
That makes me thankful for this special day, and every day. And for you!