Stitches Well-Placed, Devotional

Stitches Well-placed, Devotional

Stitches of Prevention

“A stitch in time saves nine” is a famous maxim.

In this world of troubled souls, a few stitches might help to prevent some of those frazzled places that develop in men’s hearts.

A few well-placed ones can stop a tear before it completely destroys a soul.

But waiting until a gaping hole develops may require replacement of parts that we hold dear. These holes require many stitches to repair.

Christmas stocking
My aunt’s loving stitches from many years ago

Stitches of Repair

Mending a broken heart or encouraging a depressed soul may require a variety of stitches. These stitches are especially helpful when administered by those who have experienced them themselves.

Some may need to touch the hem of His garment.

Some may need to highlight an important part.

Some may need to surround a weak section.

Some may need to open a place for connection.

Some are long, some are short, depending upon the need.

Stitches for Fellowship, crochet doily
Stitches for Fellowship

Stitches to Meet the Need

Maybe you know of some other stitches that can mend broken souls. This is just a short list. However, no stitch is of any value until it is applied to the recipient.

  • Stitches of hope
  • Stitches of grace
  • Stitches of encouragement
  • Stitches of mercy
  • Stitches of kindness
  • Stitches of love
  • Stitches of joy
  • Stitches of peace
  • Stitches of patience

The best ones though, are placed just in time.

quilted jacket
Quilted stitches give warmth to a jacket

Maybe it’s needful for us to do a little mending today.

What stitches do you need to work on?


Do you know how to sew?
Who was it that taught you?
Is there a certain garment or craft that you enjoyed working on more than others?
Are you passing your gift on to others?

Maybe you would like to add some stitches to the list above. Just leave your stitches in the comment box below.

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