95. Penultimate

Here we are, so close to the end. So soon.

I started this blog with a book and a project, the Bible Sampler Quilt, 96 Classic Quilt Blocks Inspired by the Bible.

I numbered each post to match its corresponding block. I found as my blogging confidence grew, I posted about other things too. Those posts did not get numbered so I could keep the project in order. Lately I’ve been posting more about other things, and I know exactly why.

I’m doing the usual. When I find myself approaching a finish line, I drag my feet. I slow down my reading near the end of a good book. I stay through the credits at the movies. I’m nearly last to leave at parties, because I’m the one who helps clear up, which is sometimes the best part. I sip the last drops of coffee slowly and chew the last bite of dessert like a sloth. I want to make sure I savored it all before it is done.

I think jumping in to the OMG (One Monthly Goal) this year is having a ripple effect on me. It nudged this project into view while I was picking out which UFOs to finish. There is a danger in savoring something too long; it may reach its saturation point, then grow stale. Get done and get out while you’re still wanting more.

Anyways, ready or not, here I am, at the second to last quilt block, number 95. I don’t want this to end. But wait! I’ll not stop at 96! I’ll go for the perfect 100, like Job’s life. This will make a layout of 10 by 10 possible. I love square quilts. It’ll be fun finding four more blocks to create and write about. Surely after 100 blocks, I’ll happily call this DONE.

Here it is, block number 95.

Revelation 22:10-16

And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy. Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”

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