When you loose your complete house, you find the things you take for granted. For example, sitting in spot at home with the remote control. Having dinner and your family around a table to eat food. Making decisions of what shall I wear today and what purse you might carry. How about your work clothes because Tracy's husband is a police officer and the uniform is gone too. I'm sure you can see where I am going with this. Fire takes away our most special possessions. The pictures are gone, the special jewelry is gone, the wedding dress & shoes are gone, the brand new furniture is gone, and the list goes on. We learn that the most precious things is life!
My daughter's husband found a bottle in the midst of the ashes. It was the first time he was able to go back up to their property and the only things they had left in the ashes. The bottle had the word written, "FAITH". He came back to tell my daughter that was a sign to keep the faith. After the fire, people stepped up with things they needed quickly. We give thanks to God, family and friends for all your support.
Isaiah 61:1-3 New International Version (NIV)
The Year of the Lord’s Favor
The Spirit of the Sovereign
Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion--
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
MOVING IN ~
God said he would give us beauty for ashes
I just want to thank God for sparing the lives of my family. Also, for helping them rebuild their house and now their family have enjoy this beautiful new house. They are moving in today with their beautiful baby girl and three handsome boys. A true time of joy and new beginnings for all of them. It's time to make this new house their home and create new memories here.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.