Sunday, October 22, 2006

Clean Feet and Progress

I debated on posting a photo but I did not want to give away too many clues. I have been knitting on a couple other projects that I didn't have to concentrate as much on and this week I am going to pick back up on my sock for my sister. I have about 3" of the cuff done and I really love the look, although it does seem a bit darker than when I looked at the yarn in the skein.

I was thinking about different feet passages in the Bible and I have to say that I find the one where Jesus washes the disciples feet incredible. I really relate to Peter (I think that's right, I'm doing this from memory) who did not want Jesus to wash his feet. I would be so embarrassed to have someone wash my feet with the callouses and dry skin and funny toes. Yet, the God of all the Universe knelt on the floor and washed their feet. Humbling and humble. I would like to say I have that type of humility in my faith, but I am not sure I am there yet!

Well, I better get back to work, but I wanted to make a check in. I have enjoyed everyone's updates!


Blogger Pamela said...

Theresa, you and I have GOT together one day. We have so much in common, including, I now learn, really dodgy feet and a love of St Peter :)

3:26 AM  
Blogger Eve/Divine Fibers & Yarn said...

Theresa, My Mom's church would have one day a year when they would baptize everyone who had accepted Christ during that year. The event would take place at a creek and afterwards everyone who was to take communion would have their feet washed by someone and then do the same for someone else. Mom said it was indeed humbling, but also a privilage to wash someone's feet. Once she visited the church I attended and when the communion plate was being passed around, she was so surprised, she asked loud enough to be heard (aren't they going to wash their feet first?) Thank Goodness she asked in Spanish so only a few understood and chuckled. That was more than 15 years ago and she is gone, but I always remember that moment and think about the washing of feet when being served communion.

3:33 AM  
Blogger Cary said...

Loved this post Theresa! And the comments from Pamela and Eve (Pamela made me laugh and Eve's made me misty eyed) Pamela, you and I and Theresa will be the ones jumping out of the boat with St Peter to walk towards Jesus!

Eve, your rememberence of your mom is precious...

4:22 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Pamela...I agree, we do have a lot in common...besides the dodgy feet...and I would love it if the Lord let us meet some day! :o)

7:58 AM  
Blogger Molly said...

Okay, I don't know how to post my own update, so I'll just tack it onto the "Clean Feet..." post.

I actually have the start of a sock! And it has a bubbly pattern! I didn't know the instructions had a pattern!! After ripping out the first few rows a dozen times, I finally got into a rhythm and now have about 4-inches of sock!! I'm not sure about the size because the pattern didn't provided stitches for sml/med/lge socks, so this one is medium. Oh!...I hope it fits!

I found some of my spindle-spun yarn and will attempt making the heel and toe a different color. Thankfully the library has a book with LOTS of pictures. It shows me how to add a new color.

Today I was able to just sit and knit for a couple hours and God showed me something: I remember thinking that after reading the instructions several times the knitting pattern became evident and easier. God said, "Molly, I've been trying to remind you of this! If you would read my Word over and over, My life pattern for you would become more evident and easier!" I just thought, "How cool is my God that He would teach me something like this through a new craft!!"

This swap has been, by far, the best one I have ever participated in because not only have I learned how to knit socks but God revealed Himself through it!!

8:27 PM  

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