Solomon wanted to build a Temple for God – so he wanted the very best. The best tradesmen in a technical sense, but also the most creative. This Temple was for God. It needed to speak of God. And speak without words.
Even those who would claim no faith allegiance recognise the deep message that artwork can portray and can feel moved by a piece of music or the words of a song. It’s as though, in gaming terms, these things unlock a hidden level of our lives that then enrich our experience of life – touching us where it really matters.
So, what speaks to your soul?
Let your Spirit move ours
To inspire us to find in unexpected places
And a harmony
Beyond that which we can put into words.
Let him take us to where we begin to understand who we are
And why we’re here
A place where we can feel at one with you,
And your world
And those with whom we share it…
And at peace.
But help us too, to make time to look for possibilities
To be blown away by beauty
And help us to catch glimpses of you as we do.
….(I am sending you Huram-Abi) He is trained to work in gold and silver, bronze and iron, stone and wood, and with purple and blue and crimson yarn and fine linen. He is experienced in all kinds of engraving and can execute any design given to him. He will work with your skilled workers and with those of my lord, David your father.