"From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work."
—Ephesians 4:16 NIV
Quilting season is in full swing all across the many Plain communities in our country and in Canada. Deep winter, while the soil rests, is the ideal time for Amish and Mennonite women alike to create these beautiful works of art. There is ample time to set aside other chores and make piece work, lay out quilts, and fashion knotted comforters. Work is made fun by joining with others to produce the desired project. In this way, a dozen women sitting around a frame can finish off intricate quilting in a single day.
The body of Christ functions similarly when we come together in His name, working together and praying for one another. How much more effective can we be if we join hands and hearts for the work of our God?