by Marilyn Ehle
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” Colossians 3:23
If I walk just a few hundred feet from the door of our small home, the grandeur of Pikes Peak fills my eyes. Snow covered much of the year with crags jutting into brilliant blue sky, the scene is breathtaking. The Creator God displays His magnificence in ways beyond my comprehension.
But then I read how God once chose and commissioned skilled artisans to create “three cups shaped like almond flowers with buds and blossoms.” Men (and perhaps women) designed regal robes of ‘blue, purple and scarlet yarn, of finely twisted linen.” (Exodus 36 and 37)
God chooses to reveal Himself in His glory and beauty in both soaring mountain peaks and well-crafted clothing. He likewise asks that His followers be involved in both monumental world-shaping endeavors and those more hidden (but equally important) expressions of His love. The artisans of Moses’ day were “filled with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills,” and our heavenly Father is ready and willing to do the same today. He just asks for willing people to work with all their hearts, knowing that God accepts our service.
Lord, sometimes I feel as though the small things I attempt don’t matter much in the grand scope of things. Help me understand that You accept all endeavors if done in Your name and for Your glory. In Jesus name, amen.
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