“Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”
While at work on Saturday (oh, retail hours), my roommate sent me a picture of just what she was doing to the kitchen in my absence. I got very excited and came home ready to contribute.
The kitchen cabinets are being repainted, but before we began, Rachael and I covered them with Bible verses as both prayer and dedication over the house. Here are a few:
This last picture is of 2 verses that are very special to me, and it seemed appropriate that they should be written in the language of the country I first read them in.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.
A renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.
At one time the Scythians controlled most of the land east of the Black Sea and even the Caspian Sea into present-day Kazakhstan. I always thought that was cool, that people living during the time of the New Testament knew about the corner of the world I grew up in, even if it was a little different 2000 years later.
And, just because it seemed fitting, we put this under the kitchen sink: