It’s not a good feeling when you discover that you did not tie the lease cross on one of the warp bouts. When you wind a warp, it’s the cross that keeps the ends in proper order. I carefully tie both sides of the cross before removing the bout from the warping reel. This time, though, I inadvertently tied only part of the cross, which is, essentially, not tying the cross at all.
I make my best guess to recreate the thread order, inserting the lease sticks little by little. And as I beam the warp there are several twists that threaten the whole process, getting hung up at the reed. But I coax the warp through at a snail’s pace, not forcing anything.
Eventually, the warp is successfully beamed. What a relief!
Things that matter become misaligned when we or those around us mess up. Some of the ensuing twists and conflicts spell disaster. It’s not a good feeling. We start to imagine that we’re alone and forgotten. You are not forgotten. Baby Jesus of the real Christmas story grew to manhood for a clear purpose. He came in pursuit of you and me, gently calling, never forcing, ever loving us, to put our threads back in order again through his cross. What a relief!
May your threads be put in order.
14 thoughts on “I Forgot to Tie the Cross”
Do you mind if I share this with my Bible study class?
Hi Nannette, I don’t mind at all. I’d be honored.
They loved it.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!!!
I’m so glad!
Merry Christmas to you.
Wow! That is a clincher. I couldn’t have written a more astute and adept story. Thank you.
Hi Vivian, Everything around us points to the true story of Christmas.
Grace to you,
Lovely Karen, thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, too!
Whew! That was hard work! You did it!
Hi D’Anne, Thanks! It was tense there for a while.
A beautiful comparison. I find so many weaving principles can be applied to life as well. Merry Christmas to you!
Hi Kelly, It’s interesting, isn’t it, how weaving parallels common life lessons.
Thank you Karen. Your reflections are beautiful as is your weaving. The weaving cross keeps our threads from tangling. The Master Weaver gave us His cross to keep us “untangled” too. (I had not made that connection before, Thank you Karen!)
Merry Christmas and blessings to you and your family.
Hi Linda, The cross of the Master Weaver holds the true meaning of Christmas. Merry Christmas blessings to you and your loved ones!