Some months ago I had some excitement in my neighborhood! About a quarter mile from my house an old building was knocked down and the ground prepared for a new building. Closer to home though, the house beside me was loaded onto a large flatbed low loader truck and driven away to a new location.
The men came in one day and jacked the three-bedroom wooden house up on specialized jacks and lifted it off its piles. A few days later they came and drove a large hydraulic trailer under the house then lowered the house off its jacks and on to the flatbed trailer.
It was an amazing feat of engineering to lift a solid three bedroom home that had stood on that spot for the past forty-plus years and load it on to a truck. A few days after they had loaded it they came in at 2 AM and hooked the hydraulic trailer to a truck and hauled the house away from its foundation to a new location.
Do you remember when chronic illness came in and stole the strong body you had? You may have felt like an empty lot, just like the lot next door to me! But what is left even though that body is gone? A strong foundation, a sure foundation in Christ!
In the near future builders will come to that lot and build two new houses in place of the old house, fresh and new, more beautiful than the last. Chronic illness may have stolen your old body, but with the sure foundation you have in Christ He can rebuild you spiritually, giving you twice as much as before, more for you to use for His glory, more beautiful, new and still on that strong foundation.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for Your constant presence and assurance of our lives being stabilised on Your sure foundation. Your love is amazing. Your mercy so wonderful. Your grace a piece of our foundation in
About the Author:
Julie Munro lives in New Zealand, her walk with the Lord has been over mountains and through valleys but He has remained her constant support and her ever loving Father.
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What scenario has happened around you that has reminded you of your illness and yet your faith through it all?