~~~~get in the way when you are processing a move. I have to say, though it sounds weird, all of the times I have moved have been a real adventure for me. Some people play golf – some go to movies – some eat dinner out a lot – some take a lot of cruises – some travel a lot – some – some – some. We all have our idiosyncrasies. Though it has been a strange “bed-fellow”, it has been so much fun taking a little place and making something special out of it. Each place Od and I have been has been “just that” – – “a little place with something special created out of it”. And we are doing it one more time and this time particularly is special because there will never be another like it. I do not have the umph I have had the other eleven times. But every moment I am enjoying it to the hilt simply for that reason.
I remember our home in Tempe, back in August of 1978. Our pastor and his wife came for an evening of food, fellowship, prayer and a blessing on our home. Several verses were used that evening, but one especially stands out in my mind.
“By wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” Prov. 24:3,4
As the evening came to a close the benediction was placed upon us and our new adventure, beginning the retirement years, of which we had no idea there would be thirty of them. They, all 30, began to bud, bloom, and become a memory- – – – – – – so very long ago.
Here is the benediction.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” Nos. 6:26-26
And our home was filled with the love of our Lord and many found peace and quietness within our walls. We had marvelous times around the dinner table, graced with linen napkins, a centerpiece and candlelight, with friends. Quiet. Peace. The aroma from the Hand of the Lord sprinkling His love, joy, peace, kindness to all who entered our doors. Oh!! ~~~~~~ So very long ago but forever in my heart.
So it is onward for me, just this one more time. May His Hand of mercy and grace continue to move over M6 and Od and me…..one more time. Just one more.
Forever in His grasp!