The Ground You Walk On


At first I was excited. I thought we had hardwood under the kitchen tiles and subfloor. It was hardwood, but not the pretty kind. It was cheap and ugly. Pulling it up revealed holes in the floor through which I could see into the basement. I looked through one hole and saw my top pantry shelf, whose storage of cereal, cookies and chips was now cover with filmy sawdust. Peering through another hole told me the same was true of my washer and dryer… including the inside of the washer. I know, poor planning on my part to not cover everything, but who’d have thought there were holes in the floor? The house is some 90 years old; hundreds of people have walked its floors.

Well, the floor is no longer a problem and is no longer ugly… or at least it won’t be when our Persian craftsman Al is finished. The repairing, sanding, staining and finishing coat will give us a solid, beautiful, perfectly matched, seamless floor.

I’m thankful there are no surprises under my spiritual feet. I need never wonder if my foundation is unsafe or allows unwanted debris to filter into my life. It’s safe, durable, beautiful, perfect.

“He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Psalm 40:2

“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.” Matthew 7:24

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christine T. Kenyon
    Jul 16, 2015 @ 08:37:46

    Beautiful, Barbara! Loved it. 🙂



  2. Maude Carolan Pych
    Jul 17, 2015 @ 14:52:18

    Anyone who has endured home renovations can sympathize with you, Barbara. Dust everywhere!!! Glad the end is in sight. And glad for the spiritual insight, too.



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