In This House

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As I walked up to the old house, I knew immediately that I wanted to photograph it.

Constructed of wood, the porch was suspended by some large stones on the corner.

The weathered roof was a wavy metal and the windows were plain, yet serviceable.

If we consider our bodies to be like a house that is getting older, we might wish that we could get a new one, except we are accustomed to who we are right now.

God knows we are fragile and wearing.

He has a plan.

One day, those who know Jesus as their Savior will have a new house–a new body–that will not grow old or ill.

This new body will live forever, as death will have been forever swallowed by life…

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For as we are now in this house, we are made to groan by its weight, and we do not want to strip it off, but to put on over it, that its mortality may be swallowed up by life.

–2 Corinthians 5:4

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A House is Built

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The web made by the orchard orbweaver spider was nearly perfect when I noticed it.

Row after row of mathematically perfect sections.

A geometry lesson waiting to happen.

A lesson for people, that is.

The spider is not in need of further instruction.

Without any problem at all, he can whip out a marvel of beauty, working steadily and efficiently with intense focus and determination.

Who taught the spider to do this?

God placed the wisdom and intellect needed to create such a masterpiece in the spider’s mind.

People don’t make webs like spiders, but we do many other things.

Consider this scripture:

By wisdom a house is built,
    and by understanding it is established;

—Proverbs 24:3

God gives us the ability to learn.

With our learning, we may construct a physical house.

By gaining understanding, a “household”  or family can be defined by loving care and nurturing.

Who gives us understanding?

How can we know how to build and establish our households?

God gives skill and understanding concerning webs to a spider.

He is certainly willing to give wisdom to His people.

Asking for guidance and instruction from God is always the right choice.

Always.

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