Thursday, January 31, 2013

Knit Together

I am seriously considering writting a devotional for Christian knitting circles and individual knitters. This post would be an entry in it and I would love feedback.

We use a lot of different stitches when we knit, don't we? Garter stitch, stockingette stitch, basket stitch, moss stitch, rib stitch -- and on and on. There are also yarnovers, knit-togethers and similar things that adorn patterns.

All of these stitches and patterns are based on knit and purl stitches. Without those stitches it wouldn't be knitting.

Churches are somewhat the same. We have different church polities, different worship styles, different views, different theologies. A beautiful variety even if there is some tension between us at times.

Like knitting, we are based on something. Our foundation is Jesus Christ. Without Him, we aren't Christian. In Him, we have unity.

Some projects use one type of stitch, some use several. Sometimes churches work independently, sometimes together. Either way, we are all working to further the Kingdom.

Ultimately, we all be knit together into One church. Until then, let us respect and enjoy the variety.

From Jesus' prayer for the disciples:

"I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."       John 17:22-24

How good and pleasant it is
    when God’s people live together in unity!
 It is like precious oil poured on the head,
    running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
    down on the collar of his robe.
 It is as if the dew of Hermon
    were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
    even life forevermore.

                 Psalm 133

I have been participating in the January 2013 Ultimate Blog Challenge. Last day and I haven't finished, but I have increased my readership and been introduced to some great people, wonderful blogs and new perspectives. A win, I'd say, despite my failure.


  1. Great article. Never thought of knitting like church.

  2. I love the idea. It could be a daily devotional. Of course, that means coming up with 365 chapters.

    1. I was thinking of doing 31 entries that could be used for group devotions at knitting circle meetings or as personal devotions for a month.

  3. Great idea. And I love your fish app!