Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Give Love (Inspiration)

It's like a dance party over here today! I'm in love with this song.

For awhile now I've looked for opportunities to share God's love with others through crochet. It's quite the challenge to feel like you're making a direct impact on someone's life when all you're doing is crocheting a few baby hats or blankets. I'd love to somehow structure my Etsy shop around a charity, but even that feels detached. I don't want to just give money- I want to be involved! And so I continue to ponder and consider.

There's a story in the Bible about a woman named Tabitha. It says in the book of Acts she was "abounding with deeds of kindness and charity, which she continually did". The story picks up with her death, which caused great distress with the local widows. They came to the apostle Peter and, weeping, showed him all the clothes she'd made and given them. Tabitha used her skill and talent for others and it made a direct impact on the lives of many. She was loved because she gave love in the way she knew how. You can read the rest of Tabitha's story by following the link. It's got a good ending. ;)

So, crafters of the internet, here's my question: how do you get directly involved? Tabitha didn't just give the works of her hands to her friends and family- she gave them directly to society's most needy. Leave your wisdom in the comments section. :)

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