Don’t you love taking everyday conveniences for granted? Appliances, cars, computers, I love them all as long as they function as promised.
We tend to think of ourselves as reasonably handy with home repairs. Our main bathroom shower had a slow leak that while not getting worse, did not seem to be healing itself either. We had our two assistants (sons) home for thanksgiving break. With an afternoon free, while the rest of the world was shopping on Black Friday, they decided to tackle this hopefully, simple pipe replacement job. The tub did not have it’s own shut off valve, so this task required turning off the water to the entire house. While removing the damaged pipe, not only did it break, but the two next to it did also. It seemed to be miraculous that not only was a plumber on duty, but he arrived within half an hour to assess the damages. He was able to seal off the pipes which resulted in water being restored to the rest of the house. He also promised to return within a week to actually fix the pipes. In an amazing show of bathroom fixtures solidarity, the toilet handle broke after he left. In case we were carrying a virus that was causing our house to fall into itself, we escaped to the local Chinese restaurant. When our fortune cookies arrived at the end of the meal, mine said, “We will not know the worth of water ’til the well is dry.” We got a chuckle out of that! Jon’s read “It’s time to complete some unfinished business.” As of this moment, the plumber has not returned resulting in using the basement shower which is down to a trickle of water due to the pipes being sealed off upstairs. Serious gymnastic movements are required to even get wet. Suffering, no; inconvenient, absolutely.
How thankful I am for a God who never fails!
“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
While other things may fail us, we can always count on His promises!