14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
The season of giving is upon us once again and for weeks I have been praying, even more diligently than usual for strength and yarn.
Over the past few weeks and months I have been watching my two bags of yarn slowly dwindle to just pieces. As the list of needs expands and exceeds my meager stockpile, I did the only three things I know how to… pray, post a request on Facebook and keep knitting. Afterall, the Bible says that if we ask for anything in Christ’s name and He will do it.
This period has caused me to become a lot more creative as I pull together hats and scarves from remnants left overy yarn from previously knit projects in order to create a single piece that would wrap someone in a warmth and love. The blending of mismatched pieces of yarn from my stash provides a level of excitement because the final outcome is not always visible or known. Yet, what is known is that these remnant, left over pieces create a whole that are vital and have a very important mission.
Were my prayers answered? Absolutely and spectacularly! I received a note from Emily’s Hats for Hope Initiative HQ that someone was sending me yarn. Imagine my delight when I received this picture and the words that it was not only whole skeins but “partial” skeins. As I write the tears began to flow because I am again reminded that in God’s hands all broken, discarded, mismatched, damaged remnant materials willing to be used by the Master’s hands can fashioned into a whole, able to further and share the message of God’s Love. Those partial pieces can create beauty and warmth which can be worn. My thanks to Nimara & Japarta (Please go like their Facebook page!) for your generosity and the generosity of others who have opened their stashes and hearts to share with Ree’s Needle Arts for Hope Initiative Virginia! With each item and gift we truly are…
Making His praise glorious!
- Yarn in the Knitter’s Hands (reeknittingwordswithgod.wordpress.com)
- Sunflower Yarn Wreath (kyleymarie.wordpress.com)
- Yarn Accessories (conduit32.wordpress.com)
- Quirky yarn bombing decorates public spaces (stripes.com)