I am not a knitter.  I crocheted something once, long ago, and it turned out fine, but knitting is beyond me, at least for now.  But I greatly admire the knitting of others… and my daughter has become a master knitter in a very short time, creating lovely creations that are well made and beautiful!

Last year, exactly at this time of year she sent me a parcel for Mother’s Day and in it was an exquisite shawl that I will treasure always.  I was about to face an examining council and the timing was perfect… I felt wrapped in love!

Recently I was reading a post (April 17)  from a prayer App put together by Shane Claiborne, an activist and Christian calling for simplicity.  He always inspires me.  He uses a translation put together by the book of Common Prayer, I believe, and verse 11 of Psalm 86 reads like this:  Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth:  knit my heart to you that I may fear your name.

(if you are interested in the app, look up Common Prayer by Shane Claiborne)

I was struck by the words… knit together… another translation uses the word “united”.  Isn’t that amazing prayer?  To ask our God to knit ourselves to One who created us?

I’ve long loved Psalm 139, which also speaks of knitting!  Verse 13 says “For you created my inmost being: you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”  

This isn’t glue!  There is no unraveling!  To think God creates… knits us together is a lovely thought I’ve been dwelling on for days!

And then I found another lovely reference… to encourage us!  We are to be knit together in love!
Love is the wool… God perhaps is the Knitter?  However you picture it… and I think God loves word-pictures… we are connected, by God, with the Creator, and also with each other.
We are called to love… and really this goes back to my favourite words of Jesus… to love God with ALL our hearts, minds, soul and strength… and to LOVE each other as ourselves.
So there is my knitting lesson for today!  Even though I can’t knit, I can use my imagination!
Written with love… <3 Grace

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