My mom has this thing for woven baskets.
Oh, and flowers. Namely, faux flowers (can I call them that?)
Look at the basket weave here– I think it’s pretty. Perhaps you’re not impressed. I tend to appreciate things more when I’ve had a peek at the efforts that go into them. Many years ago, my mom took my sister and I to take a basket weaving class at the library…mine turned out something like a vase/pencil holder…but I definitely appreciate these type of baskets now!
When I saw these pictures and began to think about what to talk about today, I immediately thought of Psalm 139:13-14, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.”
Remembering that God made us, and not just ‘zapped’ us into existence, but WOVE US together in our mother’s womb, how can I NOT be impressed? I’ve tried my hand at crochet, and let me tell ya, you have to plan, pay attention, and have some time on your hands. Every stitch must be done by hand– if you miss it, you miss it. Furthermore, the Word goes on to say that we are FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made. This description doesn’t just apply to models and celebrities who look perfect on magazines, but this applies to you, and me, and every other normal seeming Joe out there. God knit you together Himself– He didn’t hire anyone else to do it– He did it. And you are fearfully, and wonderfully made.
Thank You God, for making me! I shouldn’t complain about my hight or eye color… God MADE my eyes, which can see! He also made me small in stature for His Devine purpose. Of course God always knows and does what’s best, and I am no one to question Him and how He does things.
He keeps your tears in a bottle, knows what you’ll say before you say it, knows your laying down and rising up, and the number of hairs on your head.
He wove you and He knows you.