The ARK OF THE COVENANT was a beautiful chest that held the Ten Commandments, constructed with great skill by Moses as directed by God. . . . Use your unique skills to make something beautiful. Art is for everyone—engineer, homemaker, athlete, and teacher. What art do you love? Take time to enjoy or make art this week.
—Kara Lassen Oliver, Passing it On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season (Upper Room Books, 2015)
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The LORD has filled him with the divine spirit that will give him skill, ability, and knowledge for every kind of work. He will be able to create designs, do metalwork in gold, silver, and copper, 33 cut stones for setting, carve wood, do every kind of creative work.
—Exodus 35:31-33 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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