How’s the house?


This photo isn’t remarkable at all but it says something to me. They are building this house across from ours here in Spain. The ones further behind are much further along. This one has had to have the front torn off again. (See the pile of bricks on the ground as they chip them out?)

I kept thinking of how dramatic that someone was paid to build. Then they didn’t get it right and have had to tear out a lot of their own work and redo it. They added cement to the slab which doesn’t look very stable and inspectors have been around often. It doesn’t seem like it will be a good investment as a house.

All of this put me in mind of the verse Psalm 127:1

"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."

It is so important to put God’s agenda first, so important to have God watch over everything we put our hands to do. Sometimes we have mundane things to do in life, but it’s still important to do them the best we can with what we have at any given moment.

I think of IMM programs that have lasted through time and how someone “built” them with as much care and quality as they could manage at that time. The Lord has stood watch over them and brought the videos to many hearts through the years.

Everyday is a chance to let the Lord build the house, the video house, the life house. We need him in every phase and he shows his faithfulness!