Monday, May 28, 2012

Disney and the Quilt of Life

Today, in the midst of one of those profoundly difficult moments in my life, I think back at a couple of weeks ago to our wonderful trip to Disney World. The analogy between that world of fantasy and our real world could surely be astonishing.

Life is, indeed, comprised of moments filled with contrasting emotions, not much unlike the trip to Disney we just took. The powerful hand of God stitches together moments of all kinds, in a constantly changing sequence that comes together in the end to create the quilt of our lives.

This sequence, at times may seem rather choppy and uneven. One moment feels like the smooth and pleasantly sweet ride of Soaring at Epcot, and the next minute it resembles the unexpected and thrilling Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom. Some moments are boring like the educational boat ride that teaches you how to grow tomatoes hanging up-side-down…yawn… Some others are just down right scary like Dinosaurs or the Tower of Terror. Yet there are others which are a balanced combination of all of the above. They are a little bit scary mixed in with the right dose of thrill, excitement and smoothness to make it into an unforgettable ride, like the classic Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom. All in all, at the end, we gather together with our loved ones and just laugh at it all.

When it is all said and done, we chill around a beautiful and relaxing area and reminisce. We recall the adventure and remember the wonderful experience we just had. No tears, no fear, just perfect contentment.

When the moments are all put together, when the Lord has stitched the last moment on the quilt of our lives, we will find ourselves chilling, surrounded by the beauty of heaven in perfect joy for,

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
Revelations 21: 4

This is my hope.

Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end.         Isaiah 60: 20

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