Dear Lord, Before you were the Good Shepherd, you were the carpenter’s son, a carpenter himself. We can learn much, from you the carpenter, even as the fishermen did, after your rising.
Cutting with the grain, planning the boards level, sanded smooth, measuring, planning, drafting and redrafting, before the first cut, long before the nailing.
Help us be your hands, using the tools, our skills, the blueprint, for this work and our lives and for the people we are helping. Guide us Lord to follow the plans of the carpenter and our heavenly father, the creator, the master architect. Amen.
August 5, 2007 10:25am, edited August 8, 2007 8:30am for the prayer for devotion time Our mission trip, from Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NH and from First United Methodist Church, Hudson, MA to Jacksonville and Machias, ME to the Down East Maine Mission, Jacksonville United Methodist Campground, East Machias, ME