Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What a Poppy Cock...

Tymothie was doing a video tour of our new house, and when he went by our Grandfather Clock he stopped, videoed it, and said this is the "Poppy Cock"... Because it was Poppy's Clock. Aww how cute... last visages of babyness. It reminded me of the story behind that clock so I thought I'd share it.

Three Glass Shelves

God is so awesome; He gives us things we don’t even need, just special things because He loves us so much.

Poppie worked at the same place for 30 years. They rewarded his faithfulness by giving him a six-foot tall grandfather clock with a curio cabinet in it. Inside the curio cabinet were three glass shelves.

When he passed away, he left this beautiful clock to us. So, of course, we treasured it, and when we decided to move from Alabama to Florida (a twelve-hour drive), we packed it and its three glass shelves very carefully into our rented moving truck.

The glass shelves were one of the last things I packed. I wasn’t sure how to best protect them. I was afraid that if I put them in a box that it could be thrown around causing them to break. Finally, at the last moment, I wrapped them in some foam sheets and placed them in a clothes basket in the back of the truck. I thought... We won’t open the truck again until we get to Florida; they will be fine.

To make a very long story shorter, five days, three trucks, two trans-loads (a trans- load is when you transfer the contents of one truck to another), and an empty gas tank later, we arrived in Florida.

Unfortunately, we had “help” with our first trans-load, and they weren’t very careful with our stuff. Someone grabbed the foam thinking it was just extra and tossed it. It shattered my shelves. I was so sad. I personally cleaned up all of the little pieces. Nevertheless, we did not lose our witness; we were nice. Through it all, the entire nightmare, we kept a good attitude.

When we finally got to Florida, God told us He would give us back everything we had lost. Within a month, we had gotten back the cost of the move in love offerings. The only thing we were still missing was our glass shelves.

When we got to the last box to unpack, Que reached in and pulled out something wrapped in foam, then he turned white as a ghost and yelled, “DaNella, you have got to come see this!”

When he un-wrapped it, we both had to sit down. Neither one of us had put them in a box, and both of us had picked up the tiny glass pieces; yet, there in the box, wrapped in foam, God had placed, for us, three glass shelves.

Keep in mind that the LORD your God is the only God. He is a faithful God, who keeps his promise and is merciful to thousands of generations of those who love him and obey his commands.

Deuteronomy 7:9



3 comments:

Aaron said...

Yea! One of my favorite Microbursts! It gives me goosebumps when I read it.

Becky said...

Truly amazing, God is awesome!!!

Nissa said...

Well, that gave me lots of goosebumps this morning. Thanks so much for sharing that!

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