during our Bible time, we have been studying moses and the exodus from egypt. what incredible stories of God's power and faithfulness. i often wonder how the israelites could grumble and complain after the amazing miracles God performed on their behalf...and then i hear myself grumbling...and i understand that i have the same sinful genes in my heart!
B's ten commandments, and the ark of covenant.
B and i both hope we can taste manna in heaven someday! :o),
the ten commandment tablets, and aaron's flowering staff.
(amazing what you can do with a can of gold spray paint and sculpty clay!)
as an artist, i love to read about the making of the ark and the tabernacle. God loves beauty! he cares about creating works that are not just practical, but are aesthetically pleasing. in exodus 35 it tells us that "he has filled him [the craftsman] with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts - to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze...." i only have to look around and see taht all the world is filled with beauty. God is the ultimate artist. we are created in His image, with the desire to build, create, design, and appreciate beauty! as i sketch in my journal, weave a cloth, or just arrange flowers on our dining table, i am reflecting God's creative spirit. i pray that my small efforts would glorify God.
everyday gift: my desire to create affirmed in scripture