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Long ago I crocheted quite a bit, but I haven't done it for years and years. I didn't think crocheting a hat could be too difficult, after all, it's just a series of circles. So I grabbed some yarn the next time I was at the store and then sat down to make myself a hat. I had to look up some directions for the flower on my hat, but overall I was pretty pleased.
If you know anything about crochet, you are aware that it consists of wrapping the working material, often yarn, around a hook one or more times and pulling the resulting loops through a previous stitch.
I found it fascinating, looking at the finished project, that the one hat was composed of hundreds of stitches. And yet, if one pulled on the yarn from the very last stitch, the whole hat would unravel into one single, long piece of yarn.
As Christians, the Bible refers to us as "one body." There are millions of individual Christians, but we still are one body, with one purpose and one faith. Our purpose is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.
There are times my hat may get pulled from outside sources, in fact, I stretch it a little just putting in on my head. This pulling and stretching only serves to pull the stitches more tightly. We, too, may be pulled and tempted by things outside of us. Instead of allowing that to unravel us, let us have faith that the Lord will use that to strengthen our faith in Him.
"Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"