Tuesday, February 17, 2009

creating the ark of the covenant

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!
Veritas Bible Cards, our stack of Bible references,
B's ten commandments, and the ark of covenant.

B's project: the ark of the covenant, a jar of manna,
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


Chris said...

I believe that God gave some a bigger and better ability to "create" than others. You are one such person.

Tonya said...

Cool stuff you 'created'!

rainydaymichele said...

Neat project, Stacy. I'm so glad I have a chance to get to know you and your family better through your blog. I wish we were neighbors. :)

Lynn said...

Stacy, every time I come to your blog and see that squirrel I have to laugh! LOL.

As others have said, you are indeed creative.


stacy said...

thank you all for you kind comments!

missy - isn't the internet and blogging funny, how we can connect and become friends with people across the country whom we've never met in person? maybe someday we really will meet IRL! :o)

lynn - i'm glad my squirrel is bringing cheer! i am hoping spring shows up soon and inspires a new picture soon. i have been reading with envy of your awakening garden!

Julie said...

We are studying this section of the Bible in our Bible study. I love your insight and cute pics too! ~Julie in AZ

Bethany said...

Oh Mom! That was really fun! I hope you have a million more progects like this one!

Love you,