We followed up on the comments and reflections on our last post made by Nikki, friend and blog follower.
Three years ago, Nikki and Peter watched their home burn to the ground. Nikki writes:
“It was such a small fire. We thought the volunteer fire dept would come quickly and put it out with minimal loss. 911 told us to stay outside and wait for them. We were obedient. When they arrived, they couldn’t get the water going from truck.
We could have grabbed so many things. Something I’ve struggled with, so I appreciate your blog!
I’m reminded of my first thoughts after our fire that took every possession to our name: many fleeing Europe during WWII had to leave in the middle of the night with only the clothes on their back. A suitcase would surely give them away. In this small but significant moment in space and time I related, and they were my comrades.
Digging through the ashes of our home I found this part of our Nativity. It was such a sign of blessing to me.
Three years and State Farm Insurance has lessened our trauma. Reading about these Afghan refugees, their statements of gratitude and the service provided has again brought focus on what’s most important.
Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for ALL people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths lying in a manger.
- Luke 2:10-12