Sunday, October 7, 2007

A brief religious encounter

Apparently God wanted the shawl to go to someone else. I walked into church this morning, knelt in the pew and prayed, as I always do, and my eyes alighted upon a tiny woman praying a couple of pews in front of me. I knew instantly that the shawl was hers so during the Peace, I edged out of the pew and walked up to her and handed the shawl and a card explaining it all to her. She was taken aback but graciously accepted it. She told me later she cried a few tears of happiness.

The priest told me later that this sweetheart was someone who definitely was in need of the shawl today but she didn't explain why.

The verse I meditated on was Jeremiah 29:11: I know that thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.


Kay said...

Kathy, that is one beautiful shawl and even more beautiful story about your gift of the shawl to the praying woman. Blessings.

Kathy Wajerski said...

Thanks. I love that I can touch people with something that is such a little thing to me but a big thing to them.

I will definitely make more shawls out of the Homespun though. The only difficulty was that each end that I wove in had to be knotted because I was afraid it would fray when it was washed.

And it's so soft. Older skin is so fragile so I try to take that into account when knitting for them.