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Devotional - Wednesday, October 19, 2016 293/73

Today's Scripture: "And you shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold." Ex 25:13

5573. The value of a work in process is found in the artist. JG

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See it.

Sacred shavings


Live it.

It's called "drop" in the manufacturing business and refers to the section of material you don't need in making something. Manufacturing costs can be reduced by the prudent use of drop (if you can find it when you need it). But drop becomes scrap when it is of no substantive size or is damaged in storage. In woodwork, drop is pieces of lumber you cut that you don't need and scrap might be shavings from using a lathe. In my case, I view disposing of anything except shavings as short-sightedness. Of course, someone found that wood shavings can be used to make particle board.

In the past I've created more things from scrap than I can recall. Iron-work, pen-making and stained-glass work were all forms of art that were therapeutic while having little to no monetary value. In every case, the finished product represented my life in God's hands. I too was broken, discarded, discounted and forgotten until God saw value in me. He salvaged me, cleaned me up, and shaped me to fit together in a design that speaks of His love for me and how valuable I am to Him. The ultimate statement of my love for Him is to help Him do the same for someone else (Mt. 28:19-20).

Pray it.

Thank You, God; You not only had a sense of humor when You formed me but planned my longevity and purpose.


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Keywords: Plans; Specification; Purpose

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