Tuesday, June 29, 2010
June 30 - Royal Contribution
What a time . . . what a season . . . it was! Willing-hearted people working and bringing, bringing and working continually . . . enjoying their King’s Day to the fullest and refreshing themselves to bring more and more . . . preparing a dwelling place that their good and glorious and kingly King might come and dwell in their midst.
. . . and the people brought and brought and worked and served with generous hearts . . . and they did not seem so rag-tag anymore. Already Majesty was cloaking and clothing them, and they brought still more, everyone whose heart was stirred in him came to the work . . .
. . . until one day, the wise men of the work went to the King’s spokesman and said,
“Sir, the people bring much more than enough for the service of the work which our good King commanded.”
And the spokesman gave command, saying . . .
“Let neither man nor woman bring more! It is sufficient for the work . . . indeed, it is too much!” So the people were restrained from bringing.
And with wisdom the building was completed, and the dwelling place for the King was made ready.
And in that place crafted of generosity, the King was pleased to dwell.
Among none other people on the earth did He remain but with those who made ready for Him with unselfishness, with hearty work and happy giving, though He terrified them so in His greatness.
And to this very day, there are on the earth, in every nation, descendents of those willing-hearted men and women who brought and brought and served and worked . . .
And over the gates to every city wherein dwell the descendents of the Willing-Hearted, the words of the King are engraved, which read . . .
ASSUREDLY I SAY TO YOU, INASMUCH AS YOU BRING AND PREPARE AND DO UNTO THE LEAST OF THESE MY BRETHREN, YOU HAVE DONE IT UNTO ME!
photo by Kerry