Saturday, November 2, 2013

Wheat

A grain of wheat can tell us about life and the kingdom of God.

“Before any of the wheat-harvest, however, could be eaten, the first-fruits had to be presented before the Lord.” (Leviticus 23:14)

Jesus mentions it often in his parables: “Let both (wheat and weed) grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.” (Matthew 13:30) ~ “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” (John 12:24-25)

But most of all, bread made from wheat and wine made from grapes are symbols of God’s sacrificial and eternal love for us.


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Weizen

Ein Weizenkorn kann uns über das Leben und das Reich Gottes erzählen.


"Aber von der Weizenernte dürft ihr nicht essen bis zu diesem Tag, bis ihr die Opfergabe für euren Gott dargebracht habt. " (Levitikus 23.14)

Jesus nennt es oft in seinen Gleichnissen: "Lasst beides (Weizen und Unkraut) zusammen wachsen bis zur Ernte, und zur Erntezeit werde ich den Schnittern sagen: Reisst zuerst das Unkraut aus und schnürt es zu Bündeln, um es zu verbrennen, den Weizen aber bringt ein in meine Scheune!" (Matthäus 13,30)
"Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch: Wenn das Weizenkorn nicht in die Erde fällt und stirbt, bleibt es allein; wenn es aber stirbt, bringt es viel Frucht. Wer sein Leben liebt, verliert es; und wer sein Leben in dieser Welt hasst, wird es bewahren ins ewige Leben." (Johannes 12:24-25)

Aber vor allem, Brot aus Weizen und Wein aus Trauben gemacht sind Symbole des Opfers und der ewigen Liebe Gottes für uns.

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And here is the PDF "Wheat" for you to download. Please, note that I forgot to put a hanger on the above single wheat ear. In my eagerness it happened ones.

Please do not sell the patterns or the ornaments. If you give them as gifts, please always include the explanation of the symbol.
I would love to hear from all who are using my patterns. It would be nice to know that my efforts are not in vain. You find my email address on the pattern if you have any question about it. Happy to help.

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Another one in the ...
Chrismons in Lace Series.

This is a design by Brigitte Bellon and can be found in the 
Heartland Lace Guild newsletter 
Pillow Talk #97  
(I had to change Brigitte's design slightly for it to fit "my project" about which I will post soon)


 
update 02/07/2015:
Brigitte Bellon is incredible generous and allowed me to share her pattern here with you for your own personal use PDF “Wheat”

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