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Janet Bristow –
word Anawim (pronounced
or An-a wheem
) is Hebrew which has been translated as meaning poor, afflicted,
humble or meek. They are the
“faithful remnants” who, even in the worst of times find their security in
the Creator. Indeed, the Anawim are
all of us!
I have been drawn to the leftover yarn I’ve collected from all the shawls that
have been knitted by me and my Prayer Shawl group.
They are, in fact, faithful remnants….left behind, unused, humble
little pieces of a whole. When I
knit them into a shawl, it becomes a patchwork of other shawls that have been
prayerfully created and given away. Each
has a story connected to the shawl maker and recipient.
They are beautiful, warm, and comforting reminders of the shawls they
offer this type of shawl for your consideration.
It’s a wonderful way to use up the leftovers and offers a point of
meditation for the shawl maker, as well….We are told to love one another, rich
and poor, safe and secure or
healthy or unwell, spiritually mature or not, popular or outcasts, for we are
all one, and together we are called to be a blessing to each other.
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