Usually I’m not a big fan of knitting. I like to run, lift weights, play golf, swim. Knitting is too docile for me.
I think that my active life informs my spiritual life. Maybe Jesus liked to play racquetball or pump some mad iron. I bet Jesus would have played tight end for the Longhorns.
Even though I find it dreadfully boring, experienced knitters do have uber-talent. They manage to think about colors and stitching, keep count in their head, manipulate their hands and those funny sticks, while at the same time holding in their mind an image of the future product. Seriously, that’s way more impressive than being able to crush a golf ball off the tee.
So I am going to challenge myself. I am going to think of Christ as the knitter; not because I like knitting, but because that’s precisely the image that Colossians gives us. Jesus is the knitter of this intricately delicate world. Through his loving act of knitting together the elements of the cosmos, this creation came to be.
And he has done what no other knitter can do: he has woven himself in the very fiber of his creation.
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers – all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:15-17