Thursday, April 21, 2011
All for the Best
Fast forward to yesterday. My husband awakened me early in the morning with news that our hot water heater was leaking all over the laundry room floor. Very shortly, the leak progressed to about one gallon of water a minute. We called the landlord, who called a plumber. We bailed water until 1:30 pm., when the plumber finally was able to make it over. He replaced the water heater and secured the situation.
Now, here is the miracle that is motivating me to write about this mishap. The plumber told us that we had narrowly escaped a catastrophe. If we hadn't been home to catch the leak when we did, we would have come home to a basement that was under water. There would have been no place for the water to go, but up. We would have lost a lot of our possessions and our poor landlord would have had an enormous amount of damage to repair.
None of us are mourning our California trip anymore. Our being forced to stay at home averted a disaster. I see the hand of the Lord all through this whole situation. Sometimes when things don't seemingly go our way, we can be very upset and angry. However, perhaps we are being protected in ways we cannot see by a kind and loving God who is watching over us.
We can go to California another time. For now, we are happy and blessed to be at home.