Knitted Together

knitted together

“For 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” Psalms 139:13-14.

I was given the sweetest baby shower when I was pregnant with our (only) daughter, Lydia Grace. I received an abundance of beautiful pinks and purples and ruffled and lacy outfits and blankets for her.  Many of the gifts were homemade, even. One of my favorites was a beautiful, soft, pink, heart pattern knitted afghan. It is simply beautiful. Lydia loves it, too. She’ll wrap her chubby fingers through the loops of yarn and pull it close to her face.

Just like the intricate care of that blanket as it was knitted with love for me and my daughter, each of us was also knitted together.  With love.  By our Heavenly Father. Every detail was delicately placed for a purpose.

As women, we tend to get down on ourselves and in the midst of societal pressures and self-imposed expectations we forget who created us and why.

It is with a purpose that we came to be.

But, just like my sweet baby’s blanket, we get soiled. Perhaps it is life, or sin, or shame, or anxiety, or depression, but we can be cleansed by His Love and Power!

My blanket has the neatest little tag that shows who created it. On each of us God has put His stamp! But it’s a blood stain that reminds us that He created us, called us, loves us, and sacrificed for us!

I hope today that you are reminded of how wonderful you are! God loves you and created you! If this article speaks to you please leave a comment! We would love to hear from you!

Lord, remind us of you awesome love for us. We walk through days of trial and uncertainty every day, but you are the One certain we can hold on to during our days. Bless the women who read this and give hope to our generation. Amen.

Tiffany Heth

Tiffany Heth

Tiffany is the mother to four amazing children, all God’s miracle to their family, and she cherishes every moment given her to be with them. John, Tiffany’s husband, and their family make their home in Iowa, where they minister to a congregation of fellow believers. Tiffany is not only a breast-feeding, cloth-diapering mother and a pastor’s wife, but she takes great joy in nourishing her family with the wild game that they have been fortunate enough to harvest. “How great is the Father’s love for us that we shall be called children of God, for that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1

One Comment on “Knitted Together

  1. Excellent! A great analogy between the blanket and our self-perception.
    Babies change us. I am 58 and my “babies” are still changing me, all five of them. Each of my grandbabies has changed me, as well. All of that skillful knitting by our Daddy-God, that reflects His own image, has great potential. And yes, we are so quick to mock, deride, and belittle Father’s workmanship, often because of one powerful word: Comparison.
    I was so guilty of it in my young-mom days. I compared myself to so many and came up lacking every time. Fortunately, I have passed the tipping-point of caring so much. I can run up to the store without makeup, with mismatched clothes, and wearing crocs. I am in a running conversation with Father, and He does not care one whit as to how I look as we commune. He only cares about how I live and love. The wrinkles and saggy skin, grey hair, and capped teeth do not diminish that I am made in His image. He loves me just the way that I am. It took me a long time to assimilate this truth. Rest and relax in His loving care, dear Tiffany. He’s still knitting lovingly on each of us.
    PS – I have finally joined WordPress. You have influenced me!

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