According to all that the LORD had commanded Moses, so the people of Israel had done all the work. And Moses saw all the work, and behold, they had done it; as the LORD had commanded, so had they done it. Then Moses blessed them. (Exodus 39:43, 44 ESV)
Going through the process to its completion remains a remarkable episode in life.
It could be the process of a man and woman meeting, loving and eventually producing offspring who grow in their loving care to perpetuate the experience. It could be the simple task of making a hot beverage. It’s remarkable starting something, going through the necessary steps and producing the desired outcome.
The outline of the tabernacle and process from its instruction to the offerings needed for it and the production steps rightly take up the majority of space in the making of a people. The significance of the tabernacle ensuring that these are no longer a people enslaved, but a people liberated to be God’s representatives to the earth cannot be downplayed.
The care and diligence in completing the task to instructions shows people cooperating with God to produce something that even for a people on the move is a magnificent display of the presence of the Holy One with them.
Chapters like this give hope to people undertaking a process that seems larger than them and takes monumental effort. As we seek to hear God’s instructions and complete them in line with His requirements, there is coming a time where we likewise will be able to look at a job well done. There will be a time when we get to see what our contribution was all worth.
There is coming a time when we will be able to see the mission accomplished.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden