Friday, September 27, 2013

Knitters' Devotional: Service



Many knitters serve others on a regular basis. People knit sweaters for orphans, blankets for babies going to foster care, helmet liners for soldiers, ditty bags for merchant mariners and prayer shawls for those in distress. The list goes on and on. Whether we are knitting for strangers and friends, we are often providing loving help and care.

In serving we emulate Christ, who washed the feet of His disciples, fed the multitudes and healed the sick. He was not above doing the tasks of lowly servants and neither should we be. In every area of our lives we have chances to act as servants to others. We should recognize these opportunities as chances to serve Jesus. It is good to look for Christ in the people we help.

Remember the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10? Two people who should have known better passed an injured man by. The third, a political enemy, stopped to help. He acted as a servant. Jesus held this fictional man up as an example of what a neighbor should do. “Go and do likewise,” he said. And so we should, with our knitting and with all our lives.

Lord Jesus, help us to serve others, knowing that in doing so we really serve you. In your precious name, Amen.



Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—  just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
                ~Matthew 20: 25-28
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh rather, serve one another humbly in love.  For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
                                          ~ Galatans 5: 13-14

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4 comments:

  1. There have been a couple of handmade things that I have been given in the last year that I truly appreciate. I know there is a lot of love in them. No one would spend their energies doing something like that, unless there was a lot of love. It is a gift that is greater than the gift itself.

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    1. Yes, the gifts of time and care are precious,

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  2. My grandmother knits these little dolls to send to children in war-torn countries through a group her Church runs, and even though I think they're a little creepy looking, having seen how excited my own little boy gets when he plays with his I can now appreciate how much joy it must bring these kids to have a toy to call their own too.

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    1. That is a wonderful service project! Thanks for stopping by.

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