Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
It has been an eventful two weeks. We signed for our house. We installed a new floor, and painted two rooms. We handled a couple of plumbing issues. We moved our things from the rental to the new home. We cleaned, patched, painted and mowed at the rental. Our service provider for internet and tv said he'd have to dig under the driveway for installation. We canceled, called around and found someone else. We are now hooked up. We had the truck inspected in order to get it registered. It failed. The people who worked on it, did not do the job correctly. We titled and licensed the truck. Little things - nothing like shaking mountains or removable hills - but enough to fill our days and make for uninterrupted sleep through nights too short to completely replenish.
Tired. Sore. A little bit grumpy.
We are in a beautiful house. We have met the neighbors; they are wonderfully friendly. Household stuff is getting organized and put away. Our dining room set that has been unavailable for the last year is being assembled, cleaned, and readied for use. Moving furniture, hanging curtains and pictures, deciding on bathroom towels and rugs.... Every house we've lived in has had its own personality - its own needs - its own way to show off. The challenge is to discover that personality, those needs - to facilitate the making of a home.
House and home - two different things. A house is a shelter, a base of operations, a physical place. A home is a refuge, a sanctuary - comfortable, safe, efficient. We have just moved from a house to a home. Like a covenant of peace. Just a little more work to go...
Heavenly Father, thank you for our new home. Help us to make it a place of comfort and peace for all - for our family and for our guests. Help us to recognize you in every part of our lives and our world and to put you first in everything we do. Thank you.