The Lord tears down the house of the proud
but maintains the widow’s boundaries. Proverbs 15: 25
I like this verse. It reminds me of a gift I got last fall.
I am a widow.
But it’s a poorly designed fence. And the bottom structure which holds the posts often rots. So I am always having it worked on.
I thought about tearing it down which will likely be cheaper in the long run. But even if I used an electronic color for my dogs (and one just cowers when I put it on), the big dog is there. The coyotes are there.
And I like the semi-privacy.
So, last fall a big section gave way. My handyman had long since disappeared, no longer answering my texts.
In a panic, I called the church and they sent over their handyman ministry crew to repair my fence – far better than the other guy had, too. The next weekend, a girlfriend came over and helped me paint the new sections.
I felt loved and cared for.
My church, acting as the hands of the Lord, maintained this widow’s boundaries!
Dear Lord: Thank You so much for my church family who helped maintain this widow’s boundaries. I am SO grateful for them! Amen