Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Knit 1, Purl 1

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Psalms 139:13

It’s bathing suit time…staring in the mirror at myself, God reminded me that I’m His masterpiece.

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.

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.

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.
Knitting photo credit businessnewsdaily.com
Image in mirror photo credit Daily Mail
What is it about you that makes God smile?


  1. this gave me a much-needed smile today, and inspired me to put more effort into being the best "me" I can be. Blessings, Sherry, and thank you!

    1. I'm thankful that the effort (the knitting) belongs to Him. My job is to relax and allow Him to knit. Hard to do!
      Thanks for stopping by, Mary.

  2. God probably laughs at some of the things that've happened in my life. I know I do. He was definitely part of it, and I can see His handiwork in all the wonderful things that have happened. Even some of the bad things have turned fantastic, thanks to Him.

    Thanks for posting! You're so right. :)

    1. It's easier to see His handiwork in the good things - not so easy in the bad. Even so, His grace still works in our lives!