Monday, September 7, 2015

Practical Work Now

I'm sitting in the kitchen of our house in Cokato on the morning of my last day here. Tomorrow morning I'll wake up before 5 AM at my parents' condo for a day of work in the Twin Cities area. Today will be filled with practical things like getting the last few things in the semi truck and making sure the house is all cleaned up before closing on Wednesday.

We need to get it all done today because tomorrow the sewer will be shut off once again so plumbers can finish needed work. This relates to a local requirement that came into force about a month after we purchased this house in 2011. Right now there's a 12 foot deep hole in our front yard dug before this Labor Day weekend. Our real estate agent will come by after they fill it in to make sure it looks okay for the new owners.

The sewer work is a costly and inconvenient thing. It's like many other truths. Oftentimes we'd like to ignore what's not obvious and just go on about our lives. But like a diligent city council or a careful worker, the Lord finds out what's wrong and begins the process of digging and correcting. The end result will be good.

One thing that has gone on during our time in Cokato is that the Lord has been doing uncomfortable "uncovering" work. Ephesians 5:11 says:
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
We haven't gone around pointing fingers at sinful people, but God has used us to expose some things that would have otherwise been hidden away. And he's done some good work on us too.

I'd love to write more, but I need to get going with the practical work needed today.

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