Speaking straight to me, though he didn’t know it
Sunday July 31st 2011, 11:16 pm
Filed under: Friends,Knitting a Gift

There was a speaker in church today who, from the heart, spoke of how Jesus had given up everything. Everything.  Had suffered everything. For us, so that if we would repent of that which separates us from God and come to Him and embrace Him, we too could be filled with the love He so freely offers to all. He knows each one of us personally.

Then he read the story of the rich young man who had come to Jesus seeking spiritual advice.

That was it. That was exactly what I needed to hear, boom, straight to my heart. My lingering inner question about a certain project I’d worked on…

All selfishness evaporated on the spot and I felt such a joy as I looked forward, at last, to giving that beautiful bit of knitting away. I knew exactly whom it would make quite happy.

And to think that before that point I had thought, not quite out loud to myself where I could hear it, that I somehow could do better with it myself than that?!

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Seek and ye shall find. Isn’t it great when the answer is clear?

Comment by Channon 08.01.11 @ 7:22 am

Love in action. You knew the answer was out there, just had not found it yet.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 08.01.11 @ 7:39 am

would the surrender be so sweet without the struggle?

Comment by Bev 08.01.11 @ 8:28 am

In my services on Sunday, a speaker said, with great emphasis, “What would happen if everything we did, each part of our day, working, caring for our families, interacting with others, were done out of LOVE?” He said it in a slightly accusatory way, so I couldn’t help thinking, “Well, for a lot of us, it would look pretty much the way it does now, because that’s already what we’re doing.”

On the other hand, it is fair to occasionally knit for yourself. In fact, you probably have some readers who would love to know what you were tempted to keep (just so they could make it for you.)

Comment by LauraN 08.01.11 @ 9:02 am

It does wonders to keep an open mind and have ears that listen.

Comment by Don Meyer 08.01.11 @ 9:02 am

Don is right – the reminder does no good if it falls on closed ears (or a closed mind). Yours, we know, is always open.

Comment by twinsetellen 08.02.11 @ 6:13 pm

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