Do you have a picture of a woodpile in your house? How about a picture of a dryer? Oh, I don’t mean lying in a drawer somewhere…but hanging in a frame on your living room wall.
I had a dear friend who kept a picture of a woodpile on the bookshelf in her living room. I use “kept” since she lost her battle to cancer a few years ago. I remember visiting her at her house one day and noticing this photo of the wood pile.
“Terry, why do you have a photo of a wood pile?” It had peaked my interest since the woodpile was just an average pile of wood next to a house, nothing photogenic about it.
She got a little spark in her eye and told me the story. This photo was a reminder that God provides. A few winters back when she was living in Wyoming and didn’t have any wood to heat the house for the coming winter…the Lord provided. She said she got a phone call from a friend and they had been clearing some land and wanted to know if she would like some wood. Of course she didn’t just want it, but she needed the wood. By the end of the day she had a pile of wood next to her house. The next day she took a photo of that wood pile to remind her of this answered prayer.
Not only did the photo remind her of God’s provision but also it had become an opportunity to share with others.
“Wow” what a tangible way to be reminded God provides.
Today I took a photo of a dryer and placed it in a frame on top of my piano.
I shared on the blog at the beginning of summer how we had been robbed.
I shared over at Free Homeschool Deals how I was surviving without major appliances, since the refrigerator died in June and the dryer died in July.
Today I am sharing how over the month of August cards arrived at my house, cards of encouragements with extra funds inside. Providing the cash to purchase last year’s floor model of a front load dryer to fit in the small space under my kitchen cabinet.
My plan was to replace the dryer in February after saving over a few months, but my plans were changed.
Now I have an ordinary photo reminding me of the legacy of my friend, an ordinary photo reminding me of God’s love and care for my family.