‘The day had begun early.
I was awake anyway, so could put the time to good use, trying to complete a charity project.
But before I began, as usual, I took my Quiet Time – and there before me was my prayer for the day! For people of God-given talents and gifts to use them for God’s glory and for the benefit of all!
Once up, with the crochet behind me, I spent the morning sewing for my craft stall. Later in the day, at the village Craft 4 Charity meeting, while we worked we discussed two new initiatives we could get involved in, a Peace blanket, to be made by people of all faiths, and a Prayer Shawl ministry run by the Methodist minister. In the evening, I continued knitting.
A day of craft from beginning to end, crochet, sewing and knitting all for the work of God in various ways. However, He was not done yet!
The next day I again woke early and this time He spoke to me in the words of Paul’s farewell to the Ephesians (Acts Ch 20 v35) ‘In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words of Christ Himself, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”’
I wrote these words in my journal many months ago, but they are as relevant now as they were then. Especially relevant as we embark on a new venture. Our craft has a great purpose, it is being used to raise funds to find a cure for AHC (Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood)*, and because of the restrictions of Covid 19 we are now moving on line to widen our horizons. www.grannymaud.co.uk
I hope as you read, you feel moved to look at our crafts, the items that you would normally find on our stall at a craft fair. Please be generous!
*For more information on AHC and the family we support please watch www.humantimebombs.com