My friend, Margaret, is working on crocheting a large blanket for me. She does this as part of a ministry that helps beautiful people in another country. I have seen her creations – the different stitches, designs, colors – and I am amazed. For me, she is putting together one that is orange and black – my alma mater colors (and orange is my absolute favorite color too). When I first mentioned the blanket, we sat down and looked at all the stitching options. One spoke to me right away. It was exactly what I had envisioned. And then, she began. She brought it for me to see as she began so I could get an idea of what it would actually look like. It just made me even more excited. And now, just a few short weeks later, it is almost complete.
My Dad always loved Psalm 139, so I will often go back and read it. There are so many “nuggets” as he would call them. These are hidden treasures in this scripture that God is speaking to us. Today’s nugget was God has knit us together. That may not sound like a big deal. But as I have watched Margaret create this blanket for me, this scripture seems to come to life. It has taken on a new meaning. With so many different patterns, stitches, colors, and varieties, God is knitting us together just the way he wants. That is beautiful. We are put together in perfection because God sees us as someone special – we are a wonderful, beautiful creation. He watches us being born, he watches us grow and develop and he loves on us as we seek to find our way – and ultimately the way he has for us.
I can’t help but feel assured that even in my mess, despite my struggles, in the middle of my confusion, God is creating. God continues to love me, take care of me, shape and form me until I am his completed creation. He feels the same about you. You are his beautifully knit creation too. May God remind you of just how wonderful you are today. And may we give thanks.
13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
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