Thought for the Day: I’m drawn to the language of knitting, in part, because I served a church years ago that had a group that called themselves the Knitting Ladies, though over time, they took on some male representation. These folks knitted scarfs for children and adults who needed a little more insulation during the colder months. As a non-knitter, I simply watched them do their good work. Yet my non-knitter perspective allowed me to see how this simple act brought these people together with a purpose, and their purpose was an act of love that had far-reaching ramifications. Not only were individuals in our community receiving a tangible item that helped them fend off the cold, but it also became a symbol of the way God’s spirit wraps around those in need. Not only do we need to knit ourselves together so we can do the good works Jesus has called us to do, but in our doing of these good works, we find ourselves being more fully knitted together as a community.
Prayer: Your ability to knit is amazing, O God, and we desire for your tools of grace and mercy to loop and stitch us together in service to the world. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge