Week 7  Day 3 

we are so identified with what we do
that some would say our work defines us

for some work is a drudgery that demeans
                                                        destroys
                                                        denies

and for others work is a gift
      as we follow a long line of people
      who used their hands
                                hearts
                                strength
                                minds
                                souls

      to fulfill a dream
      to build structures
      to think incredible thoughts
      to hear the calling of the divine
      to travel where one has never been
      to persuade others what needs to be done
      to bring healing to a multitude of people
      to do what seems utterly impossible
      to struggle with what it all means
      to be with another
      to be

there is still much to do
and much to do for the Lord our God

                                                       ---rus

                                        CONSTRUCTION TIME 
   Spinning, weaving, stitching; molding, carving, attaching.
                                            Exodus 36 & 37

    8All the gifted artisans among them who worked on the
tabernacle made ten curtains woven of fine linen, and of blue,
purple, and scarlet thread; with artistic designs of cherubim. 
9The length of each curtain was twenty-eight cubits [42 feet],
and the width of each curtain four cubits [6 feet]; the curtains
were all the same size.  10He coupled five curtains to one
another, and the other five curtains he coupled to one another.
    11He made loops of blue yarn on the edge of the curtain on
the selvedge; likewise he did on the outer edge of the second
set.  12Fifty loops he made on one curtain, and fifty loops on
the edge of the curtain on the end of the second set; the loops
held one curtain to another. 24He made fifty clasps of gold,
and coupled the curtains to one another with the clasps,
that
it might be one tabernacle.
    14He made eleven curtains of goats' hair for the tent over
the
tabernacle.  15The length of each curtain was thirty cubits,
and
the width of each curtain four cubits.  16He coupled five
curtains
by themselves and six curtains by themselves.  17And
he made
fifty loops on the edge of the curtain that is outermost
in one set,
and fifty loops on the edge of the curtain of the
second set.
18He also
made fifty bronze clasps to couple the
tent together, that it might be one.  19Then he made a covering
for the tent of ram skins dyed red, and a covering of badger
skins above that.    20For the tabernacle he made boards of
acacia wood, standing upright.  22Each board had two tenons
for binding one to another and 24forty sockets of silver to go
under the twenty boards.  31He made bars of acacia wood,
34their rings of gold to be holders for the bars, and overlaid
the bars with gold.
    1Then Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood.  2He overlaid
it with pure gold inside and outside, and made a molding of
gold all around it.  3He cast for it four rings of gold to be set in
its four corners:  two rings on one side, and two rings on the
other side of it.  4He made poles of acacia wood, and overlaid
them with gold.  5He put the poles into the rings at the sides
of
the ark, to bear the ark.  6He also made the mercy seat of
pure gold.  7He made two cherubim of beaten gold; he made
them of one piece at the two ends of the mercy seat.  9The
cherubim spread out their wings above, and covered the
mercy seat with their wings.  They faced one another; the
faces of the cherubim were toward the mercy seat.
                            This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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