Thursday, June 20, 2013

Reader Spotlight: Isabel's Incredible Inspirations

One of my readers and a fellow homeschooler, has found a creative way to use her LEGO® bricks for God's glory.

Isabel is making LEGO® tzitzit. What is a tzitzit you ask? I asked the same question. Isabel and her mom took the time to share what a tzitzit is and provided a few scriptures in the Bible that reference them.


LEGO Tzitzit by Isabel's Incredible Inspirations
LEGO® Tzitzit by Isabel's Incredible Inspirations

Here is what Mrs. Dawn and Isabel said about the tzitzit:

In Numbers 15:38 (and Deuteronomy 22:12) the Lord commands the children of Israel to wear tzitzit (literally "tassels" or "fringes" on the corners of their garments.)

“Speak to the children of Israel: Tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners." They are to do this according to the next verse, Numbers 15:39. "...that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them;..."     

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and we try to adhere to His commandments.     It is a blessing to wear the tzitzit and remember the teachings and commandments the Lord gave us. The only command about the tzitzit is that you are to wear them to remind yourself of His commands and that they are to have a strand of blue thread. 

Jesus wore these. He actually performed a miracle with them! In the gospel of Luke, there is the following account:       

Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.     

As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the border of His cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.  

When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.” But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.” Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.” Luke 8:42-48 

The word in the text for "border," is the fringe or tzitzit of the garment. It is especially neat to wear the tzitzit and know that Jesus Christ did as well!

Isabel has her own business called I^3: Isabel's Incredible Inspirations and an Etsy shop where the Lego tzitzit and others types of tzitzit that she makes can be purchased. You can find Isabel's Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/I3Tzittzit.

Thanks for letting us share them with you! The Lego theme ones were exciting and took some ingenuity to create.

Thanks so much Mrs. Dawn and Isabel for sharing with us today. If you would like a LEGO® tzitzit be sure to visit Isabel's Etsy shop.   Nice job Isabel!

God Bless,
CJ

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