Knitting from the Hem

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Ofttimes when I close my eyes

this is what I see –

Genevieve knitting with a string

from the Hem of His garment.

The throng of living is pressing

in on all sides.

Yet He has stopped, turned

and bending over

He lifts my face

to gaze into His own.

In this way

I shall knit on.

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‘Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. ย She said to herself, โ€œIf I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.โ€

ย Jesus turned and saw her. โ€œTake heart, daughter,โ€ he said, โ€œyour faith has healed you.โ€ And the woman was healed at that moment.’

Matthew 9:20-22

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“Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefitsโ€”
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your dis-eases.”

Psalm 103:2-3 (hyphen added)