Thursday, September 26, 2013

Knitter's Devotional: Love

If you are at the right time of life, have you knit baby booties for a coming grandchild? Why’d you do it? I bet it’s because you couldn’t wait to meet that little one and had to do something for him or her right away. Or maybe you wanted to celebrate your child’s joy.

Love is like that. It makes us want to reach out to its object, to shower them with good things. That’s why many of us have made gifts for family and friends. Another way we may have shown love is, perhaps, by laying down our needles for a while to act as caregiver, chauffer, cook, cleaner and nurse. We placed the needs of others above our hobby and, likely, our own needs as well.

God loves us like that. Sacrificially. He loved us completely. He even died for us, while we were sinners. Before we even knew Him. Reflect on that for a moment. The truth is that if we really thought about it, we’d be dizzy. It is too awesome to be comprehensible.

But it’s real. The Cross may not be understandable, but it is Truth. You are beloved of God and He gave his life for you.

Awesome God, thank you for Your love and Your sacrifice. May we follow your example, loving as you have loved and giving our lives for others. In Jesus name, Amen.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
                         ~John 3:16

Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
                      ~Romans 5: 7-8

I am writing a knitter's devotional and would appreciate constructive criticism and other feedback. Thanks!


  1. Thank you for sharing God's love message. Sometimes people forget about that fact that God loves us in spite of our imperfections and maybe because of our imperfections.

  2. Inspiring post, thank-you. (Although I'll admit, not where I thought it was going after reading the first paragraph...)

    1. Thanks! Might I ask -- where did you think it was going?