Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
Some fun-loving knitters have succeeded in adding play to our hobby. It's called "yarn-bombing" or "knit graffiti." Basically, people knit a covering for a tree, pole, bench or some object and then, usually surreptitiously add it. The idea is to add a splash of color to a dull place or to encourage someone by beautifying a space.
The Bible talks a lot about encouraging one another, showing love and kindness. This is a playful way to add something to our communities.
God also reminds us that merry hearts and innocent laughter are good for us. In fact, they are like medicine to a depressed heart. I am sure many of us have experienced laughter as a method for lifting for our mood in times of stress.
Laughter -- honest, happy laughter -- can be a form of thankful prayer. It can enhance fellowship and make a workload seem lighter. So laughter and fun are to be encouraged.
Lord, grant us laughter, give us cheerful hearts and help us find a tree to yarn-bomb. In Jesus name. Amen.
A cheerful heart is good medicine.
~ Proverbs 17:22
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
~ Proverbs 15:15
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
I am writing a knitters' devotional and would love some feedback.
Photos by Jordan Parry. Knitting by letterboxers of the We Leave and Breathe Letterboxing XV event.