Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yahweh Shalom


warning: triggers

I retrieved my shawl and crochet basket from my room and moved to the screened in porch. 

As I sat with several others in silence, I began to work on the Danish shawl I am making. I thought about the warmth of the bamboo hook and the yarn gliding through my fingers, and I remembered I was raped with a metal crochet hook, and truth be told, that is why I don’t use metal hooks. 

The thought caught me up short. I closed my eyes and turned away from the others. I touched my survivor pendant, and remembered the verse from this morning – Ps 91:14 – 

He loves me. He will deliver me. He will protect me. He will answer my call & bring honor to me. He will show me his salvation. 

I began to breathe Yahweh Shalom. 

Beauty from ashes – the irony of the joy, pleasure, and comfort I feel while crocheting. He has truly redeemed what could have been lost, and made it something beautiful and of value.



linking up with imperfect prose




8 comments:

  1. Powerful and beautiful -- you always amaze me with your honesty and the way you choose to see the positive.

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  2. Succinct yet powerful. This is what came to mind when I read this: "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows." Psalm 23:5 You have taken the very tool that was meant to hurt you and are using it to create something beautiful - and the enemy must watch this. Yours is the victory in Christ!

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    1. Thank you for this verse and image, Shara. I will add to my collection :)

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  3. Such a terrible memory, the solace of God is a wonderful thing.

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  4. I agree with Ann... you juxtapose the terrible with the tender, here, and it's powerful friend. I love the healing that is happening. Yahweh, Shalom.

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  5. Thank you so much, sweet e. You have been so instrumental in my recent healing. Your words of encouragement have meant so much to me!

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