This week we read the story of the building of the Tabernacle, the portable sanctuary which we carried with us during our 40 years of wandering on our way to the Promised Land. Everyone brought their gifts (t’rumah) to help in the building of this place which would be God’s home. They brought gold, silver, and copper; colored yarns, fine linen, animal skins, acacia wood; olive oil, lapis lazuli and other precious stones. And God said: “Let them make for Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them.” (Exodus 25:8)
What are your gifts? How can you use them to help make a place for God in this world?