Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning
You didn’t chose me, I chose you!!!!
When church members were asked to make prayer shawls for the opening worship at our annual conference, the response was over whelming. There were nearly five hundred shawls- -loose-knit pastels, frothy, wisps of net, fringed- paisley silks and even shawls featuring cowboy scenes. I quickly saw the one I wanted, a black lace manitilla that would look great with my black dress.
Only I didn’t get to choose. After I took Holy communion, a youth delegate selected a colorful patchwork of orange,and green, brown and lilac diamonds, cable- stitched and fingered in black. As she draped it around my shoulders the word that came to mind was “sturdy “.
At home I draped the shawl over a chair in my bedroom, thinking I might give it away. Instead I’ve found myself reaching for it each time I have a special worry or concern. I prayed for my grandson, Ryan when he celebrated his eighteenth birthday by going sky diving . I wipe tears with the shawl when a tragic accident took the life of a friend. I appreciate its warmth when an attack of bursitis made moving painful.
The shawl, I realized, was the best possible choice for me ! It was strong, sturdy and comforting- a color reminder of God’s ever lasting mercy and overflowing grace.
Thank You, Jesus for the times someone else choose exactly what I need– Penney !