Monday, February 3, 2014

Knit Together: Encouraged in Heart and United in Love

A marvelous time was had by all who attended
this weekend's Girls Day Out with a Purpose. At the end of the day, we had a huge pile of gorgeous knitted and crocheted scarves ready to take to Germany. But  even though the purpose of our gathering was to create some beautiful gifts for the women in Radeburg, this would not be God's main emphasis for the day. Isn't it interesting how God works in his agenda whenever we make our plans?  My daughter, Elena, mentioned how the day seemed just like things should always be, women of all generations gathering together and sharing their stories and expertise as well as love and laughter. Who knew [except God that is]  that when Cynthia said yes to Germany and our team said yes to visit her and a group of women in the high desert said yes to making some scarves that one young mother would find encouragement in her life? We sometimes get so wrapped up in the logistics of the mission that we miss the details that God has worked out so perfectly.  Much of what will happen surrounding this trip will not happen in Germany. It will happen in the hearts and lives of the people all along the way. Keep your eyes open. God is at work. 

When asked how many scarves we might need for gifts when we come to Germany, Cynthia was unsure of what amount we should bring.  I told her that the women here in California were so excited about making them and being part of what would happen there I did not want to discourage them. I said that I was certain God knew the right amount. Her response--"If you made a hundred I am sure we would find people for them.  Let's see what God thinks." I am excited to see just that.  What do you think, God? Keep knitting, Girls.

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works,
 which God prepared in advance for us to do. 
Ephesians 2:10

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