This creator’s eye for detail is exceptional. I looked at these figures and I was amazed at how there is a picture of their purpose drawn onto their own bodies. I loved that! Each individual piece bears the mark of its life’s story. People have a creator, as well, and his eye for detail is incredible, too.
I’ve been reading through the Bible on the Bible App. I’m using a chronological Bible reading plan I found in there. Well, anyway, I got to a part where God describes the exact design of the ark of the covenant and even the curtains of the tabernacle. If you get bored by that kind of thing, I’d like you to try again. You’ll discover that God cares about even the fringes of the robes that the priests wear, and he even names the people that he chooses to work on the task. Which made me wonder what anyone might have said if I had been named as one of the workers in that list.
As I thought of it, I didn’t find myself full of confidence that everyone around me would cheer. I realized that I’m probably not everyone’s first choice. While I am talented, smart, and I tend to have a knack for problem solving, I am also messy, awkward, inconsistent, and I lack a conversational filter (and a conversational pause button). If I had been called by name, maybe someone might have said, “Stephanie? What? That lady? Seriously?!! I could do better.” I would probably feel ashamed for a moment, but then, I’d remember that my God is a detail-oriented leader.
So, that’s good news: The God who cares about the three different colors of pomegranates that he chooses for decorating his priest’s robe is the same God who made you. If he left something out, it’s not because he didn’t notice. It’s because you’ll be okay without it right now. Trust him. He’s got you. And you’ve got this.
IS THAT REALLY IN THE BIBLE? If you’re curious about the Biblical accuracy of what I’ve said, here are some amazing verses to back me up. And yes, you can read the entire chapter. It’s all in context.
POMEGRANATES: Exodus 28:33 Make pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn around the hem of the robe, with gold bells between them.
CURTAINS: Exodus 26:6 Then make fifty gold clasps and use them to fasten the curtains together so that the tabernacle is a unit.
THE WORKERS CALLED BY NAME: Exodus 31:1-5 The Lord spoke to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel son of Uri son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with a divine spirit, with ability, intelligence, and knowledge, and every kind of skill, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every kind of craft.”
PS…Hey, it’s me again, Stephanie, not God. I’ve got a friend who’s talented like this. He can build just about anything. Those people make me tired just watching them work. But boy do I admire them! My dream is to one day have as much talent and tireless enthusiasm for manual labor that they do. But so far, it’s a hope deferred. I’ll be okay, though. I’m still in his plans, and I’m accomplishing the purpose that he gave me. God has got me, and remember, He’s got you, too.
Written by Stephanie Orsini from stephanieorsini.com