Thanks to my friend, Whitney, I have picked up the art of knitting! Having picked up a new hobby, of course, I am not great at it but I'm definitely making progress.
The knitting process is lengthy, but rewarding. I see the work I have completed at the end of the day and take note of the progress. I can see from start to present what a change I have made. At first, I dropped stitches and there a several mess-ups, but over time, the knits become tighter and more "professional" looking. Sure, mistakes will be made, but I know that in the end, I'll be so excited about the scarf! =)
Recognizing the time that goes into knitting and precision it takes to do so well makes me think of the love God has for us. Psalm 139 hits the spot! "You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." -Psalm 139: 13 and 14 How incredible it is to know that the Lord God himself knit you in your mother's womb! The precision and caution He used in creating you the very way He intended for you to be, it's so awe-inspiring! I read that and realize that the Lord knit us knowing how He wanted us to be in the end, sure there may be some imperfections, but He made us that way and He is perfect. We are perfect in His sight.
The next time I begin knitting and get frustrated, wanting to give up, I must remember the length at which God knit me in my mother's womb--not once has He given up on me! =)