Added Treasure

Another special group of volunteers came to our house from Ohio this past week. Every person who comes leaves a treasure of love in our hearts as bit by bit our home is being made a home again. We love meeting people we may have never met if not for the storm’s damage. We were also given these awesome necklaces, handmade from deer antlers. One for each of us…with a meaningful scripture verse attached. My verse was Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

This same week, Jordan, our daughter, received a letter from one volunteer explaining the important structural work he had to do in her room. While searching for the cause of an electrical problem upstairs, they discovered sagging cripple studs; this would mean nothing to me if he didn’t explain the problem—it couldn’t support the second floor. Jordan’s room had been a danger zone.

She wouldn’t be able to see what was there once the wallboard covered it up, but he wanted her to feel secure knowing there was now a strong foundation. He also explained the spiritual application to make sure Jesus was her foundation; he encouraged her to ask Him into her heart. He included a before and after photo of her closet’s foundation with her Uncle Greg who helped too.

Matthew 7:24-27 explains our need for a firm foundation: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock…”


To read more about where this started, you can read a previous post: “Five Kids and a Flood.”


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