One of my favorite lessons in the first Knit and Crochet Bible Study books is “Felted in Jesus”. Last night I had the honor of leading the devotional in our small group and I handed everyone a crocheted wool square to felt while I presented the lesson.
Everyone enjoyed discussing how they are being ‘felted’ in their lives. I am in the felting process too.
Last week, while on the way to a prayer session at a local nursing home I had a accident. This is the first time I have every caused an accident. No one was hurt seriously. I have lots of bruising on my body and especially my pride. I feel guilty and depressed; feelings definitely NOT from the Lord.
On top of this I have been overwhelmed by a situation of conflict with another person.
During the presentation I heard God telling me to listen to my own words.
“God doesn’t give you the people you want, He gives you the people to NEED – To help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be.”
Wool felts from friction created by rubbing the fibers together. Once they are bonded the material will hold tight. You can cut a shape out of the fabric created and it will not unravel or tear.
In the same manner God can mold and cut out the ‘me’ he is creating with the frictions rubbing against me and felting me into Him.
Are you being felted? Gather some wool, knit or crochet a 4”x4” square. Get it wet with water and a drop of dish soap. Now squeeze it, rub it together, squish it until it becomes a tightly woven material. Cut out a shape that you can place on a key ring or chain. Hang it somewhere you will see it daily. And be reminded that you felted into God’s love.
Updated 5/25/13: If you are using the Felted In Jesus lesson from book 1 in your group, after everyone has cut out their desired shape go around the room asking why they chose their shape.
Who can steal you away from Him? Read Romans 8:35-39 to find out.
(spoiler alert – not death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing)
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Please note, even though I used the word ‘knitting’ all references are interchangeable with ‘crochet’. I wasn’t thinking when I created the name