Truths for Today:
Knit 1, Purl 1
I love to do needlework: knit, crochet, embroidery, cross stitch…I do it all. Tiny stitches on a needlework canvas form an intricate pattern and eventually reveal a beautiful picture. Rows of stitches from a soft yarn result in a comfy, warm afghan or blanket.
Whenever I sit down with bundles of yarn or embroidery thread in my lap, I'm always excited to watch the pattern emerge. You see, I have a picture in my mind of what I want it to be and I carefully make each stitch to bring my vision to reality.
I like to think I inherited my love of needlework from my heavenly Father.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
Imagine His excitement as He wove the characteristics of your mother and father together to make the unique person you are. Should you have brown eyes or green? Should your hair be blonde or brunette? Should you be a size 2 or 22? With loving care, your Father knit you together. Over the months and years, His beautiful vision has come to life; you are the unique masterpiece He had in mind when He made that first stitch.
How often do we look in the mirror and criticize His handiwork? Do we wish we were more patient or more outgoing? Your crazy sense of humor…your hair that won't behave when it's humid…those hips you hate…everything about you was lovingly crafted into a work of art. God created you just as are because he wanted the joy of knowing you. No one else is you. You are His favorite creation—and so is the lady who lives next door, the grocery clerk, and so am I.
The next time you decide you could've been designed better, imagine your Father's hands forming each stitch…knit 1 purl 1.