When I read a sewing blog about gathering fabrics, I couldn’t help but think of how the Lord looks at gathering.
Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy, and where thieves do not break through and steal. (Matthew 6:19-20, AMP)
Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? (Matthew 6:26, AMP)
He who is not with Me [definitely on My side] is against Me, and he who does not [definitely] gather with Me and for My side scatters. (Matthew 12:30, AMP)
For wherever two or three are gathered (drawn together as My followers) in (into) My name, there I Am in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20, AMP)
Prayer – Lord, when we gather, may it always be with your standards in mind. For the Christ who gathers us. Amen