I have started a new study of 2 Chronicles in my devotional This Day with God. Solomon is planning a construction project – building of the Temple. The study has inspired this poem which I feel fits in with Labor Day. Have a good one. 🙂
Solomon received a gift from above.
What gift would you like to have a lot of?
Perhaps it might be to build up others;
And encourage your sisters and brothers.
God made us by design
And we are fed by the True Vine.
To help others grow,
And make sure it is the Good News we sow.
Discovering our individual gifts;
Not only pays the bills;
But brings us together;
To make us better;
By constructing communities of inspiration;
And the building of a nation.
Poem by Mark Shields – © 9-1-2013
- Questions for Reflection in the Study of 2 Chronicles 1-5 (thisdaywithgod.wordpress.com)