weave, from Acts 18

13 May

we move into Acts 18; here, in Corinth, Saul is, becomes, fully Paul.

He enters Priscilla’s and Aquila’s household and joins them in their work: making tents.

At a dear friend’s passing, I used this scripture to describe her life. She, Paul, was a tent maker. A physician nurse in a New York hospital. A healer, a weaver of wounds.

Tents in Paul’s day were internally exquisitely decorated. Ordinary on the outside, they were a household of great threads and tapestry as you entered.

Beauty.

Yet, Paul, fully formed in Corinth, on his inside of heart and his mind; his spirit and his weaving hands, decides it is time to ‘devote himself exclusively to preaching.’ (5) He decides to focus on the word as his refashioning tool. And so, as he preaches, acts and writes, he invites us into his tent. Transparent, beautiful he shared his tent.

Paul’s weaving of physical tents ⛺️ metamorphoses to his own spirit, his own being and soul in Corinth.

Like My, our, dear friend Pat Ciminera, both made, make, beautiful tents of others and themselves. He asks us to enter into this tent, truly made by Jesus’ pierced hands. Jesus’ tent of wounds, healing and beauty.

Weave with the word today. Weave with Jesus, Paul and Pat today. Enter their tents.

“18 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. 4 Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

5 When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah.”

weave today.

weave.

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