Fabric of Life, Bedelia’s Wake-Up Call

Prompt: Fabric

Bedelia woke from a horrible, if possibly nonsensical nightmare in which—having agreed to see Finn Canter again—she’d opened her closet to discover ALL of her wardrobe was devoured by moths.

Trembling, she rushed from bed to investigate, trying to slow her breathing and pulse as she raked her hand through the hangers draped with old but serviceable garments…relieved, she saw not one lonely moth fluttering, nor any readily apparent damage.

A bit wobbly yet, she went to her kitchen, took her morning meds with Diet Coke, and sat down at the dining table…where she noticed the cotton place mat was worn, threads coming loose, the fabric more faded than yesterday.

‘Yesterday’, she pondered, tears filling her eyes…Yesterday was certainly faded and worn, a feast for ravenous moths.

The ‘still small voice’ of God was attempting to get her attention:  it wasn’t too late to have the “abundant life”, but she needed to seriously consider what that meant to her—what she wanted before the hourglass sands ran out; the choice was hers, His Light was available.

She reached for her Bible, opened it to Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope'”. (New Living Translation)

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.


25 thoughts on “Fabric of Life, Bedelia’s Wake-Up Call

  1. Nicely done Rhen. Beautiful piece of writing. Love it.

    Hope you are doing well. I am sending you love, hugs and prayers. 🤗🤗❤️💕🙏🙏

    Love you sister Rhen. ❤️Joni


  2. Another good one. I’ve come to look forward to BEdelia each week.

    Posibilities are there and our dreams help if we cut the pieces to fit.

    Good job.

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    1. A million thank you’s–I’m thrilled that you look forward to “our Miss Bedelia” 🙂 What a great comment: “dreams help if we cut the pieces to fit”–I can camp on that wisdom all night, Sir ❤ See you next week (sooner, to read your post 🙂 )!

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  3. His light is always available. I am enjoying seeing how she is tackling this phase of her life. What an interesting nightmare she had!


    1. Thank you so much, Pat–your words are wonderfully affirming–both to Bedelia, and to me! Nightmares ARE interesting–sometimes they’re a “message”, sometimes just crazy 🙂 Thanks again!


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