Thursday, August 11, 2011

You were created by GOD!

Psalm 139:13-15~ For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you,when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

I have in the past year or so  picked up the hobby of spinning wool.  Nothing fancy, just a drop spindle and some roving and a few moments here and there.  But I do find it most enjoying, watching fibers rotate and spin to create the yarn that will in some time become something really beautiful to me.

As I began to use this yarn to create I began thinking of the psalm 139, and how God created us, knitting and weaving us together.  I began to imagine that we were once just piles of sheeps roving, created in His likeness, the Lamb of God, and He picked up His spindle (or maybe sat at His spinning wheel!)  and began to spin together our personalities, strengths, weaknesses, paths, likes and dislikes, our laughs the quiet giggles and the bust a gut almost peeing our pants roars of hysterics, the sound of our tears, etc, etc.  Then carefully creating-knitting and weaving together each and every one of us!  He never missed a stitch, He never made a mistake with any of us.  He has His purpose and He made us beautifully for it.  And when finished He sat back and took at look at us and went "TADA! Now this is a work of art! LOVE!"

Just sit back and think about it.  He loves us all so much that He took the time to create us, and to love each and every single one of us.  Sometimes His sheep go astray, no longer following Him

We're all like sheep who've wandered off and gotten lost.
   We've all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we've done wrong,
   on him, on him~Isaiah 53:6 (MSG)

He created us, and even when and He KNEW while He was knitting us together that we would wander off to another field to try the grass and see if it really is greener on the other side, He still wanted to die for each and every one of us. 

I think of the year I was one of those sheep and I realized that being out in that other pasture was no longer supplying my needs, that I couldn't do this on my own and the ways that the world says are the right ways.  I am reminded of the passage in  Matthew 18 :12-13 -“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?  And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. "

 Im so glad that when Jesus was out in the fields calling out to me "CANDACE COME BACK!!!!"  I heard Him... and even though I battled for a while, He kept calling me, and I finally came running back into His forgiving loving arms!
The fact that God took the time to knit and weave and spin and create me gives me all the more reason to want to worship only Him because He knows how each stitch works and why its there, why He put this thing this way and that thing that way. 

Isaiah 48:17 “...I am the Lord, your God, who teaches you WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU, who directs you in the way you should go."


  1. Amen. thank you for this beautiful post. I just finished reading the book of Matthew and the parable of the lost sheep was one of my favorites. We are LOVED my a MIGHTY GOD!