Perfectly Knit

Oct2013 014

Wanting to make a scarf I went to a small shop for supplies.  I bought some knitting needles and chose a soft yarn in pomegranate red.  Now, imagine with me that while I am delightedly knitting my scarf, it develops an attitude, finds a voice, and begins saying things like…  “What are you making me into?  A little scarf for a little neck?  I’d rather be a sweater.  And who picked this color?  Didn’t you see the yarn with the shimmers in it?  I want to shimmer.  Will I be a long scarf?  Because if I have to be a scarf I want to be a long scarf, a very long scarf.  Will I have a fringe?  All the scarves have fringes.”

Of course my little scarf did not, and could not, say such things.  But if it had, I would have offered this rebuke, “Whoa now, let’s remember something.  I am the knitter and you are my creation.  I like scarves.  Don’t you understand how beautiful you are to me?  I have plans for us.  One day it will be very cold and I will need you.  I will wrap you around that little neck you mentioned and go out in the chilly air and you will keep me warm.  You’ll be perfect.  You won’t be so long that you get caught in my car door or drag on the ground.  And, you will feel nice against my skin.  Shimmery threads can be scratchy.  Besides keeping me warm you will provide a cheerful burst of color in a cold dreary season.”

Have you ever scowled at the way you are made?  Wished you were made of tougher fiber?  Wished you had a more glamorous quality?  Or just wished you were… different?  Your Creator would have you know that he thinks you’re beautiful and that he designed you the way you are for a special purpose.

O Lord, you are our Father.  We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.  Isaiah 64:8 NIV

11 thoughts on “Perfectly Knit”

  1. ❤ it. I will save it to re-read on those days I feel like I've been caught in my car door and dragged around outside. 😉


  2. Oh, Dear Dana, how I love reading all of your posts! Thank you for using the gifts God has given you to be such a blessing to so many! Love you, Auntie XXOO


    1. Mom, thanks for loving me the way I am and encouraging me in who I hope to become…. I think you will need a scarf today. I know you are getting snow this very minute 🙂 Love you so much!


  3. This goes right along with what we are learning in our Bible Study at Berean. I’ll have to pass it along! Thanks for sharing.


    1. Terri, I am so glad I was able to follow along, from a distance, with the scripture readings you all did. I am still relishing those passages… they speak so powerfully to our faith journey and spiritual identity. I need to camp out with those truths for a good while, and get my game on 🙂 Blessings friend!


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