There are times in our lives when the Lord makes visible His work in our lives. We have been doing some much needed home renovations that required the taking down of some walls and taking up some of the floors making what was invisible visible. In the process of preparation for a new floor in the utility room we decided to check the plumbing in the crawl space before putting in the new floor. This was an area that I had prayed and worried about for years since I knew these were very old pipes and difficult to get to. Now, with the floor open, the invisible pipes revealed that, although they looked good, one touch crumbled them. The Lord had protected us all these years and now had given us the wisdom and finances to fix something that we hadn’t had access to before. As with all renovation projects, one thing led to another. I had the idea to change out the old shower in the adjoining bathroom before that floor was also completed. In removing the shower the once invisible studs were revealed and the wall felt warm to the touch. On further investigation we found that our main furnace had scorched several studs and could have caught our house on fire. Also, the chimney was not working correctly, which was allowing carbon dioxide to escape back into our home. Our drafty front room, that we had hoped to tighten up this summer, had saved us from the escaping gas. I saw this as the invisible protective hand of God revealing His great love and protection for us.
Ps. 91:14 says:
‘Because he loves me,’ says the Lord,
‘I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he
acknowledges my name.’
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