Monday, April 8, 2013

Prayers Squared: Gleaning Wheat




Gleaning Wheat

Materials: 4 ply WW yarn
Hook size: I/9 5.5 mm

Special Stitches:
Bullion (BN8): wrap yarn around hook 8 times, insert hook in sp indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 8 loops on hook, yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Finished dimensions: 6x6 square

Special notes: The rounds all start with the corner, this is accomplished by doing a hdc into the top of the starting ch-3 for each round instead of a ch 2, sl st to top of starting ch. Beginning ch 3 counts as a dc throughout pattern.

Start with Magic loop
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in loop, *ch 2, 3 dc in loop* repeat from * to * three times, hdc to top of ch3. 12 dc, 4 ch-2 sp

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st (around the hdc), *dc in next st, BN8 in next st, dc in next st**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch2 sp*, work from * to * three times and to ** once more, 2 dc in corner ch2 sp, hdc to top of ch-3. 24 dc, 4 BN, 4 ch2 sp

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next st, BN8 in next st, dc in next 3 sts, BN8 in next st, dc in next st**, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch2 sp*, work from * to * three times and to ** once more, 2 dc in corner ch2 sp, hdc to top of ch3. 36 dc, 8 BN, 4 ch-2 sp

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next st, BN8 in next st, dc in next 3 sts, BN8 in next st, dc in next 3sts, BN8 in next st, dc in next st **, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch2 sp*, work from * to * three times and to ** once more, 2 dc in corner ch2 sp, hdc to top of ch3. 48 dc, 12 BN, 4 ch-2 sp

Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in same sp, hdc in each st around working (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in each corner sp, 2 hdc in last half of the first corner, ch 2, sl st to top of ch2. 19 hdc per side= 76 hdc, 4 ch-2 sps

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The book of Ruth is one of my favorite books in the bible. There is so much one can glean about Jesus in this short book! Ruth, a woman from Moab, followed her mother-in-law Naomi to the town of Bethlehem in Judea after the death of Ruth's husband, Naomi's son. In Bethlehem, Ruth started gleaning barley from the fields of Boaz, a relative of Naomi's late husband. Boaz eventual became the kinsman redeemer for Ruth and Naomi, a picture of what Jesus would later become for us. According to gotquestions.org*, a kinsman redeemer is a close family member who "has the privilege or responsibility to act on behalf of a family member who was in trouble, danger or need", someone who buys back or redeems a debt. This would include marrying the widow of a close family member, which Boaz did in the case of Ruth. By Boaz marrying Ruth, he gave her protection, and a safe place to live. But oh what a picture this is of Jesus!

Jesus paid our debt on the cross, He suffered and was forsaken by His Father so that the chasm between God and man would be bridged. Jesus redeemed us, he paid a price for us, so that we may once again know fellowship with God. Boaz redeemed Ruth and Naomi when he married Ruth. Jesus (or redeemer) redeemed us when He died on the cross for our sin debt.

The thing that I think is really cool about the story of Boaz and Ruth is not just the picture of the Messiah seen, but how that fits into the lineage of the Messiah. After Ruth married Boaz, they had a son named Obed, father of Jesse, grandfather to King David. Ruth, a woman from Moab, was chosen to be in the lineage of Jesus.


http://www.gotquestions.org/kinsman-redeemer.html