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Crocheting a Prayer

Good morning, faithful readers. Did it snow where you live? There is a dusting on my steps, my daughter said, and my husband said there was some on our car before he left for work at 5:30 this morning. I’ll take their word for it.

How many of you enjoy yarn crafting? I crochet and sometimes knit, and while crocheting this morning, I found myself in prayer.

Was I doing enough for my girls? How can I be prepared for what’s next in the road? How do I know I’m doing it right?

Yarn over, pull up a loop, insert the hook in the next stitch, yarn over… Oops, did I just get my work all turned backwards? The 1/2 inch sized twist of cotton yarn looked like a bad knot that no one would ever get loose, and yet I kept plugging along, inserting the hook in the next stitch that looked right. And, a few minutes later, I had a 2 inch square that resembled the beginnings of a dishcloth.

Could it be that just doing the next right thing was the answer?

Prayer could be the crochet hook, holding all those loops together. If I removed the hook, the entire project would fall apart. But, if I kept wrapping my yarn…life around prayer, it would create something new, something useful, something pretty and worthwhile.

I don’t know about you, but I often feel like I’m in way over my head. It’s then that I need reminding of Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” That’s all things. Not some things, not easy things, not only fun things, but all things through Christ who gives me strength, and just the thought strengtheneth me. Two interpretations of that verse, whatever version you prefer.

Go in grace today, faithful readers, and remember the best gift you can give is your time.

Blessings.

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