For many, Lent has become an empty ritual, but what is it really meant to be? The goal of Lent is not to give things up, but to reorient our hearts toward Christ.
In Exodus 19, God speaks to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai. He tells them that if they obey Him and keep His covenant, they will be His treasured people.
In thinking about the construction and upkeep of the tabernacle, we assume it was all done by men, but that was likely not the case. The Israelite women would have been skilled in much of the necessary craftwork.