God gave Moses some really detailed instructions for the temple that was to be built. I was thinking about all the time and talent that was put into this escapade of Heavenly proportion and I sat pondering how excited I would have been to be a part of such a grand plan.
All the materials used varied widely, and where one person sewed curtains, I am thinking another person was probably needed to chop down wood for the acacia table rimmed with gold. (see Exodus 25:23)
Maybe one person did do more than one job, and that is totally cool too, but I am picturing a barrage of people, coming together with one single purpose. Each working diligently, and humming a tune while they whittle away, thread that needle, sand that wood, shape that gold, hammer that silver, or tug that rope to set something in place that is too high to reach.
This caused me to picture the church. The Body of Christ!
“Be sure that everything you make follows the pattern I am showing you here on mountain.” – Exodus 25:40 TLB
At first, my mind pictured God taking His finger and drawing on the side of the mountain, showing Moses exactly the design for each thing -but then I quickly realized He was talking about “showing Moses while they were both on the mountain.”
Still. I wonder what it was like. I am thankful God gives us permission to work, design, create, sing, build, go….
God keeps me in awe!
This post was crafted and nestled gently into the 31 Days of Art series.
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