What makes knitting a good thing to do?
We can help others with it, of course. Or make our lives more comfortable. Or add color and beauty to our homes. All of these are nice things, good things.
I think, though, that what makes knitting a truly good thing is that God gives us the ability to create with this talent. Like teaching, preaching, and leading knitting is a gift. In Exodus 31, vs. 1- 10 we read that God had given skill to all kinds of crafters. Workers in wood and metal, weavers and perfumers. God had chosen, Bezalel to lead the effort and said, “…I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability, and knowledge in all kinds of crafts…” In that instance, the workers were to make the fittings and furnishings of the Tabernacle in which God would be worshipped by the people of Israel during the desert wanderings and until the Temple was built. But God does not change. He is always the giver of gifts and talents. Crafting is a spiritual gift, to be used to build the Kingdom of God. As such crafts, including knitting, are good things.
Recognize the rightness, the goodness of this gift. Give thanks to God for it. Use it with joy to do the work of Christ.
You will be blessed for it.
Lord, thank you for the spiritual gift of knitting. May we use it for the good of your Church. In Jesus name, Amen
I am writing a knitters' devotional and would welcome feedback on this potential entry. Thanks!