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)
How does making art and looking at art show you God? Join the conversation.
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, cut stones for setting, carve wood, do every kind of creative work.
—Exodus 35:31-33, CEB
Prayer for the Week
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
Thy angels watch me through the night,
And keep me safe till morning’s light.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
This week’s featured book, Passing It On: How to Nurture Your Children’s Faith Season by Season, is a practical guide to help parents, grandparents, and other concerned adults nurture their children’s faith. Author Kara Lassen Oliver offers easy-to-follow suggestions for families during the back-to-school, Advent, Lent, and summer seasons. Read more.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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