Friday, September 14, 2012

Crafting with Jesus

Matthew 18:20 (NIV) "For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them."

Angel Wing Prayer Shawl I crocheted.
A year ago our Church formed a Prayer Shawl Ministry Group. We meet once a month on Saturday at the Church where we share a meal together and spend two hours knitting, and crocheting.

During our time together, we sit in a circle around tables and conversation and laughter flows freely.

I'm reminded of the quilting groups my mother took me to when I was a young girl where I learned to hand stitch quilts while listening to the laughter and chatter of my mother's friends and family.

Sweater my daughter knitted for me
My own love for needlework must have been born during those years. I taught my oldest daughter how to knit and crochet when she was a young girl and she has taken that to a much higher level than I could ever have imagined. She's the expert and now teaches me.

Life is a circle. A circle of love. Our group is blessed by the thank you cards from those who receive our shawls. Their testimonies of feeling the comfort of so many prayers is our blessing.

Dear Lord, thank you for the gifts you've given us. Let us use those to bless others so that we may be blessed in return. Thank you for being in our midst when we gather in Your Name.  Amen.


Cecelia Dowdy said...

I have never had the patience or desire to knit or crochet, however, I admire others that do. I love hand-knitted blankets, scarves, and sweaters! Plus, a lot of time, effort and love go into making those items! Kudos to the prayer shawl ministry! I hope you have a blessed day.

Carol Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by Cecelia! I have always loved to create things and have tried most every kind of craft. I love receiving hand made gifts and love giving them. The Prayer Shawl Ministry group has given joy in praying for the person who will receive my shawl. I think about how God created this world one day at a time, just as I create one stitch at a time. Wishing you a blesed day, too!

Unknown said...

I am really impressed with that sweater. Can's wait to see it up close. I wonder if she would make another one for hire?