We are full of sore throats, headaches, and fevers here in my little corner. So, we are diffusing, ingesting, and basically bathing in Thieves oil! I can’t say enough good things about essential oils; especially Thieves this time of year ♥
Still, I thought maybe I could offer a little note of encouragement today; I know I need it with all the germs and tears and aches and pains around here….why is it so much harder to be a nurse in your own home?
While trying to keep my home disinfected, I am also attempting some handmade Christmas gifts this year. Of course, this involves lots of yarn! I am doing my best, to use the meager crochet skills I have, to make some passable gifts. I quickly realized that unless I rework the yarn from the skein into a ball, it inevitably ends up a chaotic, knotted pile of messy unusable yarn. I could never figure out why that extra step was necessary; now, I know! So, now I am trying to put a knotted and tangled mess into a knotted and organized mess with my crochet hook.
Hopefully, my family will appreciate the love I am putting in to the gifts, even when they are not perfectly perfect…
Sometimes, my life feels like this too! All tangled up and messy; not quite sure about my decisions or direction. In desperate need of the One who can rework the knots into something with purpose.
Be encouraged today, because it doesn’t matter how big the mess is, or how tight those knots are; He is in the business of making beauty out of chaos. As a matter of fact, I am pretty sure He does His best work when we finally surrender!
With Christmas around the corner, and the season of Advent upon us, I can’t help but think about the creativity of our God! The story of redemption is woven with such intricacy and purpose it’s impossible to ignore God’s artistic touch. I love seeing how the stories connect and are intertwined; from the very beginning in the Garden, all the way to the manger in Bethlehem, and eventually to a new beginning at the Cross.
Today, I am choosing happy because we have an amazing, creative God! He wove the most beautiful story of redemption out of the mess that was left in the Garden. Just imagine what He can do with our knots and tangles!