35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.
Today, I chose to lay my needles down. If you know anything about me and this journey, you know that was a huge but very necessary deal. For several weeks now, I have been under the weather, multiple doctor and specialist visits, prednisone, antibiotics, coughing, headaches, and all that being sick without seeing the light at the end of the tunnel entail. Through it all I kept knitting because the caress of the yarny goodness was not for me, but for others.
There is a fire in my belly to create items that a deserving military service member, past, present or future will hold, carry, hug or be wrapped with the knowledge that their special piece was made by loving hands. But last night I was working on a piece, feeling lousy, just trying to complete it. I pushed and pulled and yanked stitches right off the needles.
When the yank happened, I knew I wasn’t feeling well, it had been a long physically challenging day, I was tired and had no business touching that scarf or those needles. Packing away the yarn and needles for the evening, I fully planned to wake up today and repair the damage.
Then I woke up, picked up my e-reader, read this text and realized that I needed to rest, to take care of myself to listen to the Spirit. When I feel better, the yarn and needles will be here and God will give me the strength and direction to complete the scarf.
Each day we there are subtle reminders that we truly are powerless without God. There is not one aspect of my life in which I do not submit to His will. We cannot ask to be healed yet not do all we are instructed to aid in our healing. My fingers yearned to pull out a ball of truly yummy yarn and imagine a new hat or cowl, to caress my new needles and dream about the possibilities of what warm love they would hold, but not this day.
Lord, I thank you for opportunity to heal, to get better and to know that in your time, Father, Your perfect will be done! Today and everyday!
Making His praise glorious!