Some years ago, when I was a little girl, beading a few bracelets, I wondered…
What if there was something that we could wear everywhere we went, to remind us to love Yahweh and others, and to keep His commandments.
Infact, I even made and tries to wear a bracelet and even a necklace as a reminder. But it didn’t last long and I put those thoughts aside.
Years later, I finally found an answer. Praise Yahweh!!!
And it is, of course, in the Bible…
Now, some would agrue that this is a Old Testament law that is no longer valid after Christ came. But indeed, Christ Himself wore these.
Christ came to fulfill the law, not destroy it. (Matthew 5:17-19)
Here is where Yahweh actually commands us to wear these special reminders.
“Again Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, ‘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. And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of Yahweh and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined, and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your Elohim (God).‘”
The tassles, in the original Hebrew, is Tsitsit, meaning, “fringe, tassel, lock.” Also, as the “Hem of a garment”.
“You shall make tassels on the four corners of the clothing with which you cover yourself.
They are to be on the four corners of our garment (shirt).
In those days, each side of their garment was split, making four corners. In our day and age, some shirts are still spit at the ends.
With a simple snip and stitch, any shirt can be made into a four corner garment. Or the tassles can be worn on both sides of the seams.
There are many creative ways to attach tassles to
You may have noticed that it says ‘ a blue thread’. The original Hebrew word here translated blue, is Têkeleth, with a definition,” Violet, blue, purple.” Because of the wide variety of color shades, it is unknown what the true color is meant to be.
But we can make and wear these reminder tassles the best that we know how.
The tassle itself, spells out the name Yahweh (YHWH).
With the Hebrew Aleph-bet, Yahweh is Yod, Hey, Waw, Hey.
Here is some instructions on how you can make your own tassles. All you need is some white and another color (blue, violet, purple) string.
I made my first tassles at a Tasslemaking party last year, and have been wearing them ever since.
They are indeed a great reminder and I love to feel them ever so often.
When I first learned about tassles, I was a bit hesitant. Yes, I liked the idea of a reminder.
But, I didn’t want to stand out with a couple braided strings hanging down from my waist.
My small fears were soon put to rest. The tassles actually look so nice and they don’t attract any more attention in public, then a simple bracelet or necklace. Plus, knowing that it’s Yahweh’s will and that many other followers are wearing them all over the world… makes me smile.
There is nothing wrong with wearing tassles. Infact, it is beautiful. Even if it wasn’t… What is wearing a few strings, compared to being a marytr for Christ.
Tassles are, indeed, not made to be long and flashy. As Christ said of the scribes and Pharisees doing….
“…But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments.” ~Matthew 23:5
Other verses mentioning tassles:
“So Christ arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.
And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment. touched the hem of His garment.
For she said to herself, ‘If only I may touch His garment, I shall be made well.‘ But Christ turned around, and when He saw her He said, ‘Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.‘ And the woman was made well from that hour.” ~ Matthew 9:19-22
“When they had crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret. And when the men of that place recognized Christ, they sent out into all that surrounding region, brought to Him all who were sick, and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.” ~Matthew 14:34-36
“Wherever Christ entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. And as many as touched Him were made well.” ~Mark 6:56
“Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped.” ~Luke 8:44
Have you ever heard of tassles? What do you think? Are you going to do some more studying on tassles? Will you make be making a few tassles to wear? Or would you like me to make a set for you?
P.S. I had the hardest time writing this. It kept crashing, taking words out, and adding words I didn’t type…even the typing was slow and delayed.
The enemy isn’t happy about me sharing this with you. May you be inspired.