I am addicted to “The Amazing Race.”  As a kid my dreams took me to “Far Away Places with Strange Sounding Names–”  India, Madagascar, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, and California–you name it and I dreamed of going there.  My motto is “Send ticket; will travel”.  And many folk have done just that over the years.  When I’m not traveling, I travel vicariously via TV cable shows like Anthony’s Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, House Hunters International and The Amazing Race.

A few weeks back the contestants on Amazing Race flew to Armenia. One of their challenges had them making tapestries.  As one who’s embroidery projects looked lovely on the outside and like a kitten raided my yarn box on the other I found the project fascinating as the contestants painstakingly wove one string of colorful  yarn after another into the the loom and then snipped it off to the proper length, forming a snippet of color in the over all pattern.  (By the time they finished their task their fingers were hurt and bleeding.)

I’ve been thinking about that project and about a text in Colossians 2 in the Message para.  “I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything  thee is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery.”  Woven into a tapestry of love, I can’t think of any better addiction than to eagerly allow God to weave my life’s one little snippet of colorful yarn into His glorious tapestry of love.

OK, so I’ve never visited Brazil, Madagascar or India.  But my addiction to jet to worlds unknown and His Eternal Kingdom is satiated, knowing if I allow my Heavenly Father to use me in the simplest way–like a snippet of colorful yarn in His tapestry of love–I can enjoy my addiction and never experience jet lag or have the need to wear Spanx! I hate Spanx!  :-)

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