Weave In Ends

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 NIV

Every knit and crochet pattern includes the direction  “weave in ends”.

No project is complete without getting the stitches off the hook or needle and then weaving in the ends. You cannot work a project without having loose ends.

It is important that the ends are finished off in a manner that secures them and hides them in the work. If the ends come loose they may unravel the project. You’ve seen those cartoons where the woman is sitting in a rocking chair, knitting away, when her husband, child, or pet unknowingly snags the yarn and takes off running. ripping apart the work in progress row after row after row.

God’s word must be securely woven into our hearts so that our lives will not become unraveled.

I am God’s workmanship, his masterpiece, according to Ephesians 2:10.God is putting the finishing touches on the work he has begun (see Romans 13:12)

Do you have Scripture memorized and readily able to quote when needed?  I must confess, I have fallen behind in memorization with the technology that offers up the Bible on my phone or PC with just a few clicks. If I don’t recall the verse, I just type a few words in the search box and viola the words are right in front of me.

I am starting to see that as a bad habit, like leaving yarn ends hanging out. The words are not woven securely into my heart.

Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.  Psalm 27:3  That confidence and peace that comes from God’s Word must first be there in order to be effective.

God’s Word, not just His general idea needs to be woven into my heart, securing the work in process that I am.

Now, I am challenging myself to memorize a verse for every yarn end I weave in.  How about you? Is God’s Word woven deep in your heart, holding you securely through each day?

2 thoughts on “Weave In Ends”

  1. I just recently stumbled upon this site and am amazed by the connections you make between God’s word and yarn arts. I agree that it is so easy to skip memorizing and rely on the ease with which we can type in what we remember and find what we want. It causes us to feel comfortable not memorizing and hiding His word. I have found that more often than not, I don’t have access to an easy look up when I need a verse the most. When talking to a friend who is distressed I need to recall the verse immediately and not ask her to hang on while I look it up. When counseling one of my children I need to know what verse I am standing on, not give them a vague idea of what God says or again asking them to hang on while I look it up. I try to memorize and meditate on one verse a week.

    Thanks for sharing your incite with us all.

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