Intricately Woven

Our daughter knit me this beautiful piece of art for Christmas. I love the variances of color and texture and appreciate the time she spent working on it when so much occupies her mind. But I especially love the devotion she put into each stitch. The word knitting is derived from “knot.” When muscles are in knots, it helps to work out the tightness and relieve the tension.  When minds are anxious, the act of doing something repetitive and mindless, such as knitting rows and rows of interconnected loops, can help release the knots.

The more I practice being mindful and seeing God in all, the more I marvel at creation, including my own body. Before I even knew I was pregnant with our first child, my body knew. I was on a flight home ready to order my usual beverage, but to my surprise, I ordered a V8; something I never, ever, drank, so it baffled me. But once I knew of the mystery being woven in the depths of my womb, our daughter, I praised God.

For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made…intricately woven in the depths of the earth.  from Psalm 139

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