Let me be the first to admit, I had doubts! Nagging, defeating and at times crippling doubt. I opened my mouth and announced that our spin-off of Emily’s Hats for Hope Initiative was going to complete 200 items by December! Initially the “we” was just me, but fueled by a sincere desire to help, my needles have been humming, through illness, storms, weekends and every seemingly waking moment that I was not working or driving.
There were moments when I started to feel like the Dunkin Donuts man in the old 70’s commercials, except instead of “I need to make the donuts”, my mantra was “I need to knit the (insert hat, cowl or scarf here).” Time was getting closer and closer, I prayed and begged God to please send help, things just were not moving fast enough under my needles alone.
The testimony of God’s answering even the smallest prayer was manifest first by the dawning of interest and then by the desire of angels to help! The trickle became a stream one hat became 40 (I realized I might need to learn to crochet), boredom for a University student morphed into hats and scarves cranked out overnight and delivered with smiles the next morning. My empty mailbox received boxes as God blessed others to bless us with yarn at just the moment we were about to exhaust the supply.
Humbled and grateful I was able to bear witness to an ever-growing pile of knitted, loomed and crocheted items. These items are now bagged and ready to go home with University students who are excited about being able to distribute them in their communities and to make a difference at home! Please pray with us as pray over the next number!!
There is nothing too hard for God! He truly allows us to be stretched when we have doubts He calms them and allows His will to shine through! Continue to pull and shape me, Lord!
Making His praise glorious!
- 20 Cozy Green Knit Gifts to Give This Holiday Season (inhabitat.com)
- This hero makes toasty scarves for the homeless (KOB.com)
- Five Indicators that You are Doing What God Wants You to Do (rickwhitter.com)
- See God Only Knows (tellie689.com)