I decided not to write yesterday. Anniversary’s of public events seem to bring out the best and worst in people. But that changed last night as I became hypnotized and inspired by my wife’s skill at knitting. (She says it’s crocheting but it all looks the same to me).
In and out, pulling and weaving, she manipulated the multi-colored yarn into row after row. Not each the same, she varied her stitches between standard stitches, chain stitches and double treble patterns. (I impress myself with my ‘yarn-ology’). Occasionally, she would stop, hold up her progress and exclaim, “Isn’t that wonderful?!” To which I had only one answer. “Absolutely.”
God knits. Intricately looping and plaiting the fabric of life into being. He takes his time with each one. To him, a small detail is a big deal. Different rows come to life. Different stitching for different purposes but all hand-made and inspired by the Master.
That’s how you are knit together. Purposefully, intentionally, beautifully by the hands of God. He takes time and focus to see that the stitches that make up your life are in the places that lead to his ultimate purposes. To you, your stitch may itch at times. To you, your row might feel out of place but remember that the Hand that weaves is the Hand that loves.
So lean into your stitching. Feel the bumps and curves and textures that border your life. Know that each of your yarns are in places that can be used. Trust in the One who needle-worked you in the first place and remember that God knits.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139