One row at a time…

“Make The Dwelling itself from ten panels of tapestry woven from fine twisted linen, blue and purple and scarlet material, with an angel-cherubim design. A skilled craftsman should do it.” Exodus 26:1

The instructions God gave Moses to make the Dwelling were overwhelming, and yet by using skilled craftsman, the project was completed.

As a new bride, my husband and I lived in a small apartment in San Diego. Glen would go to the Navy base early five days a week, and out of boredom, often I’d go back to bed and sleep until noon. One day the landlady, who lived next door, said, “You sleep too much. I’m going to teach you to knit.”

Later that day she came over with a pair of knitting needles and some salmon-colored yarn and announced, “We’re going to make baby booties.” I guess she assumed someday I would need them, and I did. First, she taught me to cast on and then make a “knit” row and return to the beginning with a “purl” row. After practicing, she gave me a book of knitting projects, which included patterns for making booties. “This looks WAY to difficult I told my neighbor.” She responded, “You knit or purl one row at a time and eventually you’ll have a pair of booties.”

I’m grateful for learning to knit. Now, instead of making booties, I create prayer shawls to pass on to someone who needs a spiritual boost.

Lord, help us use or hands and minds to create something special to pass on. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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