Friday, February 12, 2010

Will I?


Exodus 35:22

Both men and women came, all whose hearts were willing.

Gave freely…

Hearts were stirred and spirits were moved…

Gave them freely to the Lord…

Men and women don't bring any more gifts we have enough…

Wow, God spoke and people responded.

I am always amazed after a tragedy at the willing spirits to give and help. Recently, the situation in Haiti is an example.

I am always reminded of a billboard that I ride by a lot of the homeless man and the only thing written is Did you feed me? Did you clothe me?

We walk past people daily that need help. Do we willingly respond or do we pretend that we don't notice?

Pondering just how willing of a spirit do I have daily not just after a major horrible tragedy,

Debbie

2 comments:

TheDubberlyChick said...

I just loved 36:6-7. "So Moses gave the command, and this message was sent throughout the camp: 'Men and women, don't prepare any more gifts for the sanctuary. We have enough!' So the people stopped bringing their sacred offerings. Their contributions were more than enough to complete the whole project." Moses said, "We have enough.".....

It seems like when a tragedy strikes, like the one in Haiti, people give freely...A lot of people in the U.S. has given freely to help the Haitians...just like the Israelites gave to the sanctuary. They gave freely to the Lord. I pray that the Haitians will also say, "We have enough."

Frankie said...

What a wonderful thought from the Dubberly Chick, that the Haitians will say because of the outpouring of help "we have enough!" May it be so.

This verse about the willing hearts of men and women follows verse 5 that says, "Let those with generous hearts present the following gifts to the Lord." These men and women obviously had "generous" hearts. This account of the gifts for the Tabernacle is just beautiful. The Lord considered it a sacred offering.