“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 1:6
Jessie’s parents came to stay with us before Jay’s arrival. During their stay they brought out a yellow and blue hand knitted blanket that was Jessie’s as a baby. This blanket will forever hold a special place in our hearts. It was handmade by Jessie’s great grandma 34 years ago. A blanket that once kept Jessie warm is now 34 years later keeping Jay warm too.
Jessie’s great grandma, Rufina Natividad Rayos poured her heart and love into this blanket for Jessie unaware that 34 years later he would be laying Jay in it. I wonder if she prayed over it? Did she cry happy tears while knitting it? Did she dream of all that he would become when handing it to his parents? Rufina is no longer with us. She doesn’t get to see this picture or read this post BUT her legacy of love lives on and will continue to live on through the passing down of this blanket.
There will be so many moments in life when we pour our hearts and love into something that we may never see the full impact of. It might seem pointless or silly to continue on. We might want to give up and quit when it gets hard or when we feel we don’t have the time or energy to finish. Remember, Jesus has birthed in each of us a purpose. There is a specific reason that we were put on this earth. If we don’t give up, He will complete what He has started even if we never see the full impact. The love poured into this blanket by Jessie’s great grandmother will always remind me to never give up no matter how big or small the task at hand is. Keep pressing on. Keep knitting. You might just be knitting an impact that lasts well after your life here on earth is complete!