We begin a new series on Craftsmanship. What does God teach us about himself through the work of our hands?
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Where did this man get these things? they asked.
What's this wisdom that has been given him?
What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? Isn't this the carpenter?
Mark 6:2-3, NIV
Craftsmanship names an enduring, basic human impulse, the desire to do a job well for its own sake.
Richard Sennett, The Craftsman, page 9
By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade. Erasmus This is what the LORD says, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I
am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.
The Prophet Isaiah 48:17-18
Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.
Jesus in John 14:11, NIV