Knitting Hearts


The other day when I read Mosiah 18, one of my favorite chapters in the Book of Mormon, I was struck by Alma’s choice of words in verses 21-22.  The scripture doesn’t say “put together” or “bound together” but instead talks about having hearts that are knit together which denotes a more patient and intentional work; a work which respects the agency of the participants.   And after reading this talk, I began to wonder who is actually doing the knitting.  Sometimes unity in a relationship or group seems like such a lofty and impossible prospect but I think maybe having a willing heart, or serving as pliable yarn, goes a long way.  So often I think the Lord is asking us for a willingness to be a part of something larger than ourselves.  Sometimes I hesitate because of my perceived weakness or clumsy attempts at obedience or my inability to see how simple things are tied to grand outcomes.  But more often than not, I think He’s asking for faith and some patience as He creates beauty with our efforts.  And someday, when we are privy to a view more far-reaching than our current one, I hope we can stand back and see how we have been deftly knit together with skill that far surpasses our own.

Lovingly,

Lindsay

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