I have to say that I am guilty of this, but this time was different. I finished Exodus a couple weeks ago and have really been meditating on Chapter 26-28. These chapters are descriptive, precise and very detailed.
“Make the tabernacle with ten curtains of finely twisted linen and blue, purple and scarlet yarn, with cherubim worked into them by a skilled craftsman. All the curtains are to be the same size – twenty-eight cubits long and four cubits wide. Join five of the curtains together and do the same with the other five. Make loops of blue material along the edge of the end in the other set. Make fifty loops on one curtain and fifty loops on the end curtain of the other set, with the loops opposite each other. Then make fifty gold clasps and use them to fasten the curtains together so that the tabernacle is a unit.” – Exodus 26:1-6
And the descriptions go on. Before, like I said earlier, I would begin reading and then slowly start to skim the chapter and not comprehend the beauty and time that this took.
Lately, as Sean and I have been settling, I have been slowly making the curtains for our house… very slowly. One window calls for two panels and one panel is 8 feet long and 4 feet wide. (Yes, we have big windows… and if you have been to our house or if you ever visit you will find that we have A LOT of windows) When I get up the energy to make a panel, it takes preparation in cutting STRAIGHT and making sure both the fabric and lining are aligned correctly. Then I have to pin it all together, sew the three outer edges, flip it inside out and make 6 loops for each panel to go on the fourth edge. Once loops our sewn then I can pin those on top and sew the final edge. WALA! One panel done and a million more to go. My point with all of this is that I did not understand the full extent and beauty to the book of Exodus until I literally put myself in their shoes. (well kind of!) I mean I had it easy. Could you imagine having to weave all the fabric too! Man they must have been exhausted.
The Tabernacle was detailed. It was beautiful and most importantly it was a place for the Lord. The artistic value and the time it took to make all the little details in the Tabernacle displayed worship and devotion.
Have we forgotten about the little details in our life or do we just skim over our days because they are mundane and unimportant?
Create details in your life, details that are beautiful and pleasing to our Lord.