Is there any more welcome news than that someone you know is expecting a baby?
In days gone by I would celebrate such tidings by sending the mother-to-be a pair of fancy white baby socks, the kind with the fuzzy mohair on top that came in a clear plastic gift box and were available everywhere. Now they are nowhere to be found, and the multi-pair packages hanging from a rack in the baby care section of stores just don't have the same celebratory feel. So it was exciting to me to discover that there are plenty of patterns available (on Pinterest, of course!) to simply knit your own! And oh, the cuteness factor! Once you start scrolling you simply can't stop; it's hard to know where to begin in knitting delights for little baby feet and the moms-to-be!
My future daughter-in-law, Sarah, and I took a break from our afghan-making one time she was in town to whip out an exploratory pair from an easy pattern, to start. We were experimenting with different yarn weights and needle sizes; it's great to know that whatever size the booties turn out, the tiny feet will eventually fit into them! Sarah's first pair were donated to one of her daughter's dolls, who never before had more cuddly feet!
Funny, God likewise celebrates those who bring His “good tidings” to those in their life circle; the impending birth of His Son into hearts that are cold or careless, lost and lifeless. Who can we tell today? Somebody near us may be (spiritually) dying to hear the news.
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who publishes peace, who brings good tidings of good, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns?”