Monday, September 23, 2013

Knitters' Devotional: Warmth

A gift of knitting is a gift of warmth.

Warmth is associated with many good things: the sun, a hearth, a bonfire, a pleasant welcome.

When we give warmth, we give love and friendship. In doing so, we do as Christ would have us do. The Bible tells us to practice hospitality, to love our enemies and our friends. It is full of stories of hospitality given and hospitality gratefully received. Both are blessings.

God has given us the gift of warmth; literally, from the sun and spiritually as He welcomes us into His family when we come to know Jesus.

He calls us to give the gift of warmth to others. We do this literally when we send a homemade sweater to an orphanage or knit a blanket for a friend. We do it figuratively when we invite people into our homes and churches, when we welcome refugees into our midst and when we offer the hand of friendship to a neighbor.

The blessings of warmth are as real for the giver as for the receiver.

Lord, teach us to be givers of warmth and may we receive it’s blessings with thankfulness. In Jesus name, Amen.

In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. 
    It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, 
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
It rises at one end of the heavens
     and makes its circuit to the other;
     nothing is deprived of its warmth.
                                      ~Psalm 19: 4b-6

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
                                     ~1 Peter 4: 8-9        

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

                                   ~Hebrews 13: 1-2

I am in the midst of writing a knitter's devotional and this an entry for it. I would appreciate feedback. There is something about this that needs editing but I can't quite put my finger on it. Thanks!


  1. Gifts, Christ, and warmth - all in one blog. I love it!

  2. I'm a crocheter so I can easily adapt this statement to my craft. A gift of crochet is a gift of warmth.

    1. Yes, that would work too. Thanks for stopping by.