God is so faithful even in the smallest ways. When we invite God to help us even with the most mundane activities, His faithfulness always reveals true. This week God has showed me how much He really does care about everything that I do. There is nothing too small for Him to not care about in my life.
Just recently, about a few weeks ago, I was quickened in my spirit to learn how to knit. I didn’t know why, I just wanted to start learning. So the next day I went to Walmart and bought my first ball of yarn and knitting needles; I jumped on YouTube and got to work!
Then a few days passed before I got to talk on the phone with one of my beloved sisters in Christ from Costa Rica. I excitedly told her about my new hobby and shared my interest with her in learning how to knit baby clothes. To my surprise, she burst out exclaiming, “Oh I’m so glad that you’re learning! You just have to make me some baby boy’s clothing! No one else here knows how!” It seemed kind of peculiar to me that she would exclaim in such a way since she doesn’t have any children, but I recalled God’s promise of giving her the desire of her heart in becoming a mother. She has never lost hope in God’s word despite her many miscarriages in the past. With that being said, curiosity escalated within me but I didn’t dare ask her for more information. I knew this was her way of hinting at wanting to tell me for herself in person when I return with my family next month! So I joyfully took on the task of learning how to knit, knowing that it was the Holy Spirit who quickened me to learn just for her!
Well, fast forwarding to this week, I finished knitting a pair of baby booties and a hat. They both came out so cute, but the hat gave me the biggest headaches of all! The thing is, the pattern called for double yarn, so I ended up using both ends of the ball of yarn to make the knit stitch a little thicker. However, the yarn started to tangle and I ended up with a giant bowl of spaghetti-yarn-noodles! I can’t even tell you how it got so tangled in the first place. It started out so neat but then I had a huge knotted mess in front of me! I tried not to panic, because I really really didn’t want to give up and cut the yarn only to have to start all over. So I asked God to give me wisdom, to help me unravel the mess. It seemed like an impossible task at first, and I spent a lot more of my time trying to fix the mess than I did knitting the hat. God really gave me the patience to keep trying to untangle everything because otherwise I would have thrown the whole thing away. The only thing that kept me from giving up and snipping the yarn was the thought of that little, promised baby boy, wearing the hat someday soon. So little by little the loops, tangles and knots loosened between my fingers and I finished my very first hat, fitted for a 3 to 6 month old child!
I can’t tell you how tears welled up in my eyes when I finished the project! My heart was so filled with love and accomplishment. I gave God thanks for helping me with what seemed like an impossible task, because His all knowing eyes saw the simplicity within the puzzle of yarn.
Now I can’t wait to get started on the little mittens that I’m going to make next. Maybe a pair of no-scratch-thumbless-mittens? I think so! You can bet I’ll be asking God to help me to learn how to knit in the round. Hopefully it isn’t as intimidating as it seems, hehe.
Thank you Jesus for all of your help. 🙂