Amen! Thank you for leading us in prayer today.
Praying with you for our Military and our beloved Nation.
prayers up for our country
When my husband, Jay, and I decided to build a new house, we didnt recruit friends and family who enjoy working with power tools; instead we hired a skilled builder to create something both functional and beautiful.
Beauty in the church building, however, is not always a high priority. Some associate it with impracticality, so anything ornate or decorative is considered wasteful. But that wasnt Gods attitude when He established a place of worship for the ancient Israelites. He didnt recruit just anybody to set up an ordinary tent. He appointed skilled craftsmen, Bezalel and Oholiab (Ex. 36:1), to decorate the tabernacle with finely-woven tapestries and intricately designed ornaments (37:17-20).
I think the beauty was important then because it reminded the people of the worth of God in their worship. During the dry and dusty days of desert wanderings, they needed a reminder of Gods majesty.
The beauty created by Gods people in worship settings today can serve the same purpose. We offer God our best talents because He is worthy. Beauty also gives us a glimpse of heaven and whets our appetites for what God is preparing for our future.
Read: Exodus 36:1-7
Joining you in prayer to Our Heavenly Father for our troops and our nation.
I join in prayer for our heroes and nation!