There’s a place I’d like to go except that it’s hard to go there. I imagine the plans, think of the beginnings and I understand the decision; but, wish it made sense for now.
It wasn’t a trailer, it was a mobile home. It was big and solid and positioned in the spot away from pines but cushioned by the shade of trees. Its foundation was intentional and solid, not blocks strategic in their placement, no there was a real foundation.
My parents’ last home, the home place. They waited a long time to be there.
The home was stable, designed with stability in mind; it sat on a firm foundation.
The road to turn towards the place is still dirt. A slight left at the bottom of the hill will carry you through a narrow path and a field to the place it still sits.
It’s been a long while since I’ve gone to the empty house. Someone asked recently, “When’s the last time you went?” I answered, “A long time, hard to think about it.”
Then nothing else was said.
It’s still standing despite years and weather and no touch from the hands of family. But, still standing because it was built on a permanent foundation.
The place of its situation is level and smooth, built on faith, dreams and hope and it was good.
It was loved. It was loved well and will be again…at the appointed time.
Yesterday, I heard a quick word about good things that come at appointed times. Things that come when we reject the hindrance of doubt. Essentially the words reminded me, God is good and Lisa, he wants good things for you. He knows the things you long for, things that have been established ahead of time to come to you.
The foundation is there. The building up is happening, maybe you don’t see it. Maybe you want to rush in, rebuild, tear down,start over. You look back at what was or you look at the passing of time and fear the longing to build will be forsaken…you’ll accept the falling down of the roof and the rotting of the boards because you understand it can’t happen on desire alone.
And some of the tools of the rebuilding are simply not yours, are not matters in your hands.
At the appointed time, though, if you believe, it will come to pass.
The foundation will be there underneath it all. It will be steady. It will not have moved.
Waiting for the time to build again, a place to gather and remember our family, our foundation, to built on strength and heart and patience.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14