I had a long list of chores to do yesterday. Matt requested clean jeans; everybody needed a lunch packed; the fridge was empty, so a grocery list was in the works; and tomatoes awaited planting.
Before getting started on all of this, I sat down with my Bible and read about Solomon building the temple for the Lord.
“…the temple I build must be large and magnificent.” he says. (2 Chronicles 2:9 NIV)
Solomon requisitions gold nails.
Many other items in the temple were overlaid with gold, and I thought, Why not just overlay with gold the part of the nail that will show?
Solomon answers my question, “The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods.” (2 Chronicles 2:5 NIV)
And the Lord made sure it was recorded, for all time, that gold nails were used in the building of His temple.
This is a notable appreciation of detail.
Maybe not a great temple but great homes for the glory of a magnificent God, and I am confident God appreciates the details we put into the mundane tasks required to make a home for our families.
God appreciates if we use the attachment to get in the tight spaces.
God appreciates when we strip a child’s bed and then remake it with Downey-fresh sheets.
God appreciates the thoughtfulness we put into making a grocery list.
Gold nails, my ladies.