Here is the second of the new series of devotionals on woodworking. Enjoy!
My cousin David is a woodworker, so one day when he came to visit, I took him to our local library so he could see samples of the woodworking techniques of a master craftsman named Moses Ransom. Ransom designed complex fretwork in the 19th century, coaxing intricate twists and impossible turns out of ordinary wood. People still travel from miles around to see these rare examples of his work at our library.
God, like Ransom, is a Master craftsman.
Thousands of years ago when he designed a tabernacle and told another Moses to build it. God gave very clear directions on what type of wood to use and how it was to be carved. In the book of Exodus, God listed the exact dimensions of the ark of the covenant. He told Moses what to put in that ark and said, “From there I will give you my commands for the people of Israel.”
If God took that much care designing the ark, how much more care do you suppose he took in creating you and me? Psalm 139 tells us that he carefully crafts each child within the womb. “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your works are marvelous — and how well I know it.” Have you thanked God for the designer label he put on you?
Lord, thank you for putting your label on my life. May I wear it with humility.