Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Forever Grateful

What if you were told you had to leave your home because it was going to burn?
What if you only had a few minutes before you lost everything?
What if you came home to this? 
I finally got a chance this past weekend to drive through Tahitian Village. It's a fairly large subdivision on the outskirts of Bastrop. The fire destroyed so many homes. I couldn't believe how devastating it looked. The houses, even though I had been there before were barely recognizable. 

The house above is our friend Dorothy's house. She is 94 years old and always talked about her home with such fondness. Her husband built it himself and back in those days there was only 15 houses in Tahitian Village. Now there are hundreds and hundreds of homes not even counting the many that were destroyed. 

How important are the things that you own to you? 
Even though they are just earthly things I still have questions that I ask myself.
Am I thankful every day for the basic things that God provides for us like a house, a bed, clothes and food? 
What would you guys take if your house was going to burn and you only had a few minutes?
Where would you begin in starting your life again?

If nothing else let these pictures be a reminder to be thankful for what we have. 
Everything we have is not really ours. God gives and God takes away and only he know's the rhyme and the reason.

I read a quote the other day that said

 "If tomorrow you only woke up with the things you 
thanked God for today, what would you have?"

It's a good question to ask ourselves.

Good night everyone! 

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