To our 9:00 am Shabbat Ark of Prayer and the Mishpacha within,
The parsha this week is VaYachel, Exodus 35:1 – 38:20, 1 Kings 7:13-26, 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Amongst the lengthy list of supplies and construction directions for building the Tabernacle and related items and garments, this is what I noticed:
1) All whose hearts and spirits were stirred by Moses and the L-rd, joyfully and willingly participated, as they were able, in this shared project that was ordained and directed by their Master. (Ex 35:20-22)
2) It is an important part of a project ordained and directed by G-d to teach others how to participate and share in the execution and ongoing support of that project. (Ex 35:34)
3) Projects ordained by G-d are typically executed in community and not by individuals, although there is always a single leader (Conclusion from reading the Tanakh)
4) The result of joyful and faithful giving and service to meet the needs of others is a) the others will give thanks to G-d, b) we prove to them that we are faithful to G-d, and c) we will be blessed. (2 Cor 9:12-14)
The Temple has entered a new era and all hands are beginning to come on deck. If you have not found a place to actively serve, I hope you will find a way to help so that you may be doubly blessed by our Master.
How will this parsha impact your prayers this week and this Shabbat?
I look forward to hearing what G-d has shared with you this week and how we should pray for TAJ.
Your brother in Yeshua in the TEVA TEFILAH,
Posted on Sat, February 22, 2014