No, this is not turning into a knitting blog (if you read yesterday’s post).
It’s just that I wanted to share with you why I have even returned to knitting as a hobby.
It all started with this group of beauties….
I saw them all sitting around the cafe at our church a couple of years ago and inquired what was going on.
Yes. It is as simple as it sounds. They knit squares.
Oh, they knit other stuff, too. And some of them crochet, which is just beyond me how that works… And they talk. And laugh.
But mainly the focus is to knit….squares.
And I wanted to be a part of it. So I dug out my needles and relearned the basics and carry my cardboard square with my knitting everywhere I go to make sure my squares are 8″ x 8″…because….
My little squares will be packaged up with my friends’ squares and mailed off to South Africa where they will be sown together with 34 other squares from all around the world.
And then they will be wrapped around children who are orphans to Aids.
We got a letter from the director of Knit-a-Square. She told us that the children marvel when told of how the blankets have come to them. How they are wrapped in the warmth and love of people who do not even know them.
But Jesus loves them. And so do we.
Each stitch is a prayer for them to feel the love of Christ.
To be wrapped in His arms.
To know they have not been forsaken by Him.
An 8″ x 8″ square doesn’t seem like much, til you sew it up with the others and it becomes the tangible touch of Christ.
Maybe you don’t knit or crochet squares, but every little thing you do to be His hands and feet to someone else adds up to something big in a very cold and dark world.
Be blessed today and know….your little matters much <3
*Check out the website….www.knit-a-square.com* and if you live locally and would like to join us, bring your little self to First Christian Church the first Tuesday of the month from 6 – 8 PM. You don’t have to know how to knit or crochet…there is plenty ‘o help on site!!!!!