Friday, November 13, 2009

Show & Tell #14 - Prayer Shawl

Happy Friday also means Show & Tell time. Go here to join in the fun and to see the other fabulous Show & Tell items for this week.

Many of you have seen many of my posts about my Angel Collection, including my story of my Littlest Angel on my Side Bar.

I was blessed this week with this beautiful black & white Jewish Prayer Shawl that now graces the entertainment center where I display some of my angels.

Isn't it beautiful? I LOVE it and it is very special because it was given to me at Wednesday night services by a wonderful woman in our church named Kelly.

Now for the rest of the story - or the full story. Monday I was at the church working in The Klothes Kloset and had occasion to go down to the office area of our church. Misty, the Church Secretary was not at her desk so Kelly, the Office Manager was helping me. We were standing in the Pastor's office and he has a beautiful prayer shawl over a book shelf that I was admiring. I told Kelly, "I would love to have one of these prayer cloths." She said, "Well I have a black & white one that Pastor gave me and I would love to give it to you." I was floored, to put it mildly, and said, "Oh No I didn't mean anything like that." She began insisting and I began crying because I was so moved that she would even think or say such a thing.

I was insisting that no, she would NOT give me her prayer shawl. As far as I was concerned that was the end of that and settled.

Wednesday evening I had just sat down in the pew and Kelly comes and sits in the pew in front of me, turns around and hands me this beautiful Black & White Prayer Shawl. After saying, "No" several times I graciously accepted the fact that she truly wanted to bless me with this Prayer Shawl and now I have it is proudly displaying my angels and I will treasure it forever. Kelly, you are one of the many examples in our Church Body that truly has the heart of our Lord Jesus whom we serve. Kelly's only request was that I remember to pray for her!!!

This Prayer Shawl is double special to me because it came from Israel. A place I would love to see and walk where Jesus walked.

Thank you Kelly & may God bless you richly for being such a blessing to me.

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Mari said...

I was happy to see a post from you again!
What a precious gift. I think she was as blessed to give it as you were to receive it!

Momma Roar said...

What a beautiful gift!!

Sharon said...

What a great blessing that was. It is beautiful.
It is so nice to have a friend that is willing to bless others.
thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

A real gift from the heart...the best kind!

I bet 24 hours is hardly enough for you to count your blessings :D

Sohailah said...

What a delightful story. Amazing how hard it is to accept kindnesses and gifts sometimes, huh?

Kathy said...

That fills my heart with joy just to hear that story! Hug Kelly for us. We love you Susan! Thrilled that Jesus would give you the desire of your heart.

Jenileigh said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing. I miss you, sorry I'm not around as much anymore. Hugs

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is just so wonderful. What a blessing.

Debra said...

I was once told that to not accept a gift from someone was to rob the giver of a blessing. So I've made a habit of always accepting gifts. Blessed to give and blessed to recieve. And that was such a lovely gift Susan.

Mary Lee said...

What a wonderful gift and giver! It looks great too.

Sandra said...

Susan, please bring that prayer shawl with you to Bible Study Tuesday evening!!!! I'm amazed!!