I have always enjoyed knitting and find the idea of being able to knit an endless variety of beautiful garments with nothing more than a ball of yarn and a couple of knitting needles, fascinating. And as I knit I wonder… who was the first to discover knitting? Maybe the idea came when someone was idly weaving a vine or string with their fingers… and I can imagine how the creative ideas began to build – each improving on the other until they culminated into the vast knitting industry today. But I love the hand knitting best…. a cozy chair, a warm fire. , music playing.. and the promise of something lovely falling from the needles in my hand.
I am reminded of a verse in Psalms 139:15 that says “My substance was not hid from thee , when I was made in secret and curiously wrought…”
Wrought is an old English word that means “made in a skillful or decorative way”. . In some bible translations it is translated ‘woven’. And ‘curiously’ in it’s old usage means ‘intricately or with great detail’. I have a mind picture of God taking the substance ( or yarn ) needed and skillfully knitting each human being into a beautiful and unique individual.
I feel it is a waste to knit the same project twice…. and God never makes the same person twice… You are the only YOU that will ever be created .
Some knitting patterns are very intricate and can only be followed by an experienced knitter . I heard recently that science has discovered a ‘language’ in our DNA that can actually be written out. . The information or ‘pattern’ of EACH of our cells is so intricate that the instructions written out would fill a whole volume of the Britannica Encyclopedia. Only today , 6000 years after God created Adam., are we uncovering the depth of how ‘secretly’ intricate we have been woven with attention to detail beyond human comprehension.
I sometimes make a mistake in my knitting and have to undo it or if the mistake is small it is left unnoticed in the finished garment. But if ONE sentence in the encyclopedia volume of cell DNA information is wrong the whole cell does not work… Is it not truly amazing how “fearfully and wonderfully we are made” ?? (Psalms 139:14)
And God’s ‘knitting’ does not end with the individual…
He continues by ‘knitting’ His family together in love !! Colossians 2:2