I sit here looking at the snow, dreaming of spring. I am cuddled up in my snuggie and working on some knit and crochet projects to add to Book 2 so I can make it available for purchase soon.
In the meantime I am looking over the instructions for the last panel of the Salvation Colors Afghan/Lapghan. Green in this ensemble represents our growing and maturing in Christ.
Unlike our physical bodies, spiritual maturity comes at many ages; depending on when Christ is accepted into your life. Many people then remain as babies, satisfied with milk and donâ€™t grow. But Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13:11. â€œWhen I was a child, I talked like a child. I thought like a child. I reasoned like a child. When I became a man I put childish ways behind me.â€ We must mature, grow beyond our comfort zones and step out for Christ. The names of these patterns seemed so appropriate for the green â€œmaturityâ€ panel; Wheatear and Sweet Pea.
How are you maturing in Christ today?
To download the stitch patterns for this panel, click here
Next month I will post the edging and seaming to complete the project. Whether you chose to use the stitch patterns of your own or you chose to use other patterns, itâ€™s the colors and the story that matters. Are you prepared to tell your own story of accepting Jesus Christ in your life?