Construction Zone

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7:45 am – every weekday this month, the big machinery rolls in next door. Excavators, or dump trucks, cement mixers and men with nail guns and voices, the sounds of building waft though the woody landscape. Progress, building, digging up the rocky New England soil to get that foundation ready.

The vision of finished house is in the eyes of the builders, but the concrete foundation was first. It was deep and reinforced, and being prepared for the people that would live there. Daily progress was made (unless it rained), and as I did my Bible study by my window, I could hear the building going on. One morning I happened to come upon Proverbs 24, verses 3-4: “Through skillful and godly wisdom is a house (life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established {on a sound and good foundation}, and by knowledge shall its chambers (of every area) be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”

I have that Proverb practically memorized, but the sound of real building happening right next door, made it a real lesson with depth to me. May you build your life with skillful and godly wisdom, and may that process be as durable as a real edifice, rising higher and stronger. Oh, God must be emphasizing the building process with me, because soon another house will actually be built on the other side of us.