Jesus was a carpenter!
A Shittim tree in Israel
Ex 25:10 ¶ And they shall make an ark of shittim wood: two cubits and a half shall be the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof.
I love Jesus, and for many years now, I have worked as a carpenter, providing interior finishes to luxury home. We have used alder, cedar, oak, and poplar regularly, with a couple of jobs in hemlock, mahogany, and cherry. Have seen some beautiful wormy oak and cypress over the years, and have come to love wood. Now this wood here, God overlaid with gold, and I guess gold is beautiful, but check out the grain pattern on the wood.
Typical of God, when He has something built for His glory, it is beautiful, through and through.
So is it with out lives: Outwardly, he adorns us with the oil of anointing, the presence of Holy Spirit, but like this construction project, He places beauty within us too, Christ In us, the hope of glory.
Father I thank you for your presence, and power that shows forth your glory in my life! Yet, I am grateful for the beautiful inward work of grace you have done in my life, the unique and beautiful tapestry of grace you have wisely and uniquely woven in my soul, as I have walked with you. I thank you and praise you for it Father, in your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen!’