Friday, September 02, 2011

A Letter of Recommendation

13 “I am sending you a master craftsman named Huram-abi, who is extremely talented. 14 His mother is from the tribe of Dan in Israel, and his father is from Tyre. He is skillful at making things from gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and he also works with stone and wood. He can work with purple, blue, and scarlet cloth and fine linen. He is also an engraver and can follow any design given to him. He will work with your craftsmen and those appointed by my lord David, your father. Signed: King Hiram (2 Chronicles 2:13-14)
I’m mulling over the life of King Solomon this afternoon. I’m totally amazed at how he threw himself into the project of building a Temple for God. What tickles me is the amount of the best of resources he used in implementing the project. King Solomon spent so much because the Temple of God deserves the best of the very best.

And then I paused to reflect. If we are God’s Temple(s) these present times should we not be doing the same? Should we not be investing the best of resources in building our capacity? In looking good? In ensuring we eat the best- physical food and spiritual food?

While running through the list of skilful men and women who helped build the Temple, a man named Huram jumped at me. Men, with their pettiness, would have disqualified him because he was a child of two cultures- an outsider. But guess what? A King from another “Country” actually recommended him! Why? Huram was extremely talented and his good works spoke well of him to Kings of Nations. When the time was right, he was honored to be among those who will build the Temple of God.

We all have a bit of that in us don’t we? But we most times allow the fear of the unknown to reduce us to shadows. We allow the foolishness of men limit us from shining.

I’m totally inspired by King Solomon’s dedication and Huram’s outstanding-ness. Please take out time to read the full story as recorded in the Bible- 1 Kings 6, 7:13 and of course the letter of recommendation written for Huram- 2Chronicles 2: 11-14.

Don’t allow anything stop you from arising! Whatever you are going through right now,
Do not fret,
For the Prison is not a threat
But your route to the Palace.
A King’s Butler will make mention of your name
And the King will call you to fame.

Keep being faithful in what you do, whether you have very little or very much. Soon, it will yield increase and more increase. Stay blessed and keep being a blessing!

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