Thursday, November 16, 2017

Master Knitter

"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb.
  Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous - how well I
  know it.
  You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion as I was woven together in the dark of the            
   womb."  Psalm 139: 13 - 15

I love to knit. My Aunt Fannie patiently guided my six year old hands through the basic knitting stitches years and years ago. She never fussed when I came to her with dropped stitches. She wiped away the tears of frustration and kindly admired my less-than-perfect projects.

Since then, there has rarely been a time in my life when I haven't had a knitting project going. I still occasionally drop a stitch, and my work isn't perfect, but I love the process. It stills my soul and brings a measure of peace as I watch one stitch after another begin to form into a lovely whole.

I suppose that's why I love those verses from Psalm 139. I imagine the great God, who created everything in heaven and earth, patiently, perfectly knitting together every single life in its mother's womb. Each life - unique and precious in His eyes...

Today I'm writing at Laced With Grace. Please join me there for the rest of this devotional.