God’s love holds us together while the world around us may be falling apart. His love is a powerful embrace that gives us peace in the midst of turmoil. This love holds us together just like a safety-pin holds cloth… and the name of this blog. Here is the story behind it.
It was about 4:30 AM on a bitter Winter morning in Spokane,WA. I was getting dressed in a motel to go back to the hospital to be with my husband before they took him in for open heart surgery. He had suffered a massive heart attack a few days prior and the surgeon was not optimistic about his chances of making it off the table alive…but this was his only option. I was determined to look my best for him, so I put on a favorite dress, only to have a button pop off. Thus the search began to find something to fix this problem…from purse, to suitcase, to makeup bag and back again I went. Finally in utter despair, fueled by lack of sleep, anxiety, and fear, I stood in the middle of the room sobbing. Too exhausted to even take the dress off, I begged God for strength to go on. Suddenly a peace I can’t explain washed over me and through tear blurred eyes I saw a little safety-pin attached to the lid of my suitcase. At that moment I knew that God not only would put my dress back together,but He would hold me together for the day ahead. That little safety-pin became a tangible symbol of His Love for me. The surgery was a success, and 16 years later it is still a miracle.
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I will never, ever forget your phone call. You called me that very morning to not only tell me about God’s hand on the surgeons and Landy coming through surgery, but about the safety pin. I am blessed every single time I hear the story. Thank you God for your divine guidance and love.