What's the symphony instrumentation? The drill bit whirls; the hammer bangs away; and the circular saw hisses a loud melody. I love it!
Some of my best "dates" since marriage have been to the building store. My tendency for "What about this?" and "We could do that!" kicks into high gear. I like browsing the hardware aisle, with its possibilities. "It may have been designed for that, but I could use it for this ... or this!" Who knew it could be so much fun to dream up possibilities of space?
|A swallow's nest|
If he could see it the way I do in my mind's eye - clean and jazzed up with color and design - he'd move right in.
*But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple. Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies—make straight your way before me. Psalm 5:7-8 NIV (1984)
*How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD of heavenly forces! My very being longs, even yearns, for the LORD's courtyards. My heart and my body will rejoice out loud to the living God! Yes, the sparrow too has found a home there; the swallow has found herself a nest where she can lay her young beside your altars, LORD of heavenly forces, my king, my God! Those who live in your house are truly happy; they praise you constantly.
Those who put their strength in you are truly happy; pilgrimage is in their hearts. As they pass through the Baca Valley, they make it a spring of water. Yes, the early rain covers it with blessings. They go from strength to strength, until they see the supreme God in Zion.
LORD God of heavenly forces, hear my prayer; listen closely, Jacob's God! Look at our shield, God; pay close attention to the face of your anointed one! Better is a single day in your courtyards than a thousand days anywhere else! I would prefer to stand outside the entrance of my God's house than live comfortably in the tents of the wicked.
The LORD is a sun and shield; God is favor and glory. The LORD gives—doesn't withhold!—good things to those who walk with integrity. LORD of heavenly forces, those who trust in you are truly happy! Psalm 84