“Quilt” – An Alphabyte

Alphabytes are object meditations
that move through the alphabet two times
in the course of the fifty-two weeks in the year.
“Quilt” is for the fourth of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide:
autumn in the north, spring in the south.
Alphabytes in Kingdomtide: “Nose” to “Zoom Lens”

Nick reads the Alphabyte.

Calendar days are square
so weeks and months and seasons can be stitched together.

Each day’s portion of the quilt bears colors, feelings, revelations unique to each—
none to be repeated.

Every minute and hour offer microscopic shafts of colors
of their own to the great quilt.

Though shocking be the present moment’s jolting news, stunning one to fear,
time’s flow stopping in the gaping of the mouth—still, the intensity
of their colors soon find their place in the expanse of the season’s larger quilt.

Live each day colored by the tapestry of God’s Word weaving minutes and hours
into a masterpiece of God’s making.

No one can destroy what God intends to do. Trust God.

The quilt is in God’s hands, though your fingers do the stitching.

How does the Word touch you?

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