May 14th, 2016

The Beautiful Teacher

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Written by: Gene

Guys, have you ever looked on something so beautiful, that it humbled you almost instantly? Have you ever considered what true beauty was? Today I was given a lesson, and I fell deeper in love with my teacher.

We have been working on our cabin since the beginning of last summer, and it surprises me as to how much the Good Lord has allowed us to do.

This cabin was something that I always wanted to do. The idea of building my simple little house, with my two hands (and lots of power tools) has been appealing to me from a young age. Many times in my life I wanted to do this, but was forbidden to do so by the doubting, unhappy, impossible to please, nay-sayers. I was made to feel inadequate for even thinking it.

When I mentioned it to Mary, she had to get past her own doubts. She had never picked up a power tool, and had much to learn. She also never had the chance to appreciate the concept of building her home, and being able to give her input as to what she wanted was not allowed.

I told her that if she would follow my direction, I believed we could do it, together.

Lately it seems that when we would step out to work on the cabin, there were a series of obstacles waiting on us. I told Mary that it was like I was being told that “if I want to do this, I have to do that first, and if I wanted to do that, I had to go do another thing way over there. We face obstacles like weather, missing tools, funds, attacks on our bodies, and the such.

We must be doing something right, because that devil seems to not like the idea of us following the vision given to us. And this cabin has been a vision in the making, because many nights I have built this cabin in dreams. I believe that is how I know what needs to be done, because I have built it so many times.

I have had to fight negativity, when the obstacles get in the way…

Today, as I was working on the electrical for the bath/utility room, Mary was on a 6′ ladder screwing in the ceiling joist brackets. All of a sudden the ladder got kicked out from under her, and she grabbed one of the joists trying to catch herself. She was unable to hold on and fell right on her tail bone (her feet were the last part of her body to hit the floor).

She was in some pain, but immediately she cried out to Jesus and then me, and then started to praise God. I am unable to move fast, so as I was getting to her, I kept saying “hold on, I am coming… don’t go anywhere…” (like she could move to “go anywhere”).

When I got to her, I asked her what she needed me to do, and she said to pray. So I did, and God moved…

She lay there on the floor for a while and then I made her sit for a bit, but then she got back on the ladder and finished the brackets. When I told her to take it easy, her reply was, “this is personal… lol”.

If you want to know what a beautiful wife looks like. She calls out to Jesus before she calls you; she doesn’t complain, but she praises God and gets up again. She trusts you to call out to God on her behalf as she praises Him for moving.

As I thanked God for healing Mary (she is still sore, but she is healed), I thought about my wife’s actions in adversity. I am humbled by her response, and grateful to God for the gift that He gave me in her. She is true beauty lived out, and as she learned how to build our cabin, I learned how crying out to The Lord in praise, brings restoration to our lives.

Thank You Father God for healing Your daughter today.

About the Author

A husband to an awesome wife, father to 3 beautiful girls, step-father to a beautiful girl and smart son. Preacher, Designer and best of all a Servant to a loving and gracious God.

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