Great Joy From Pool Adventures – Part 3

Great Joy From Pool Adventures – Part 3

Good morning friends. I am alive, and it feels so good!!

I left you yesterday with two options to ponder. Do I apply the pool patch from the outside or do I dive in and apply the patch from the inside?

There wasn’t enough time for me to dive in, nor was I good at holding my breath, so I opted for ease and life.

I leaned over, applied the patch, and held it in place. My friend was standing on the other side of the 2-foot fence watching me, and we were chatting about how it was a good thing I came outside and noticed the stream of water.

While holding the patch in place, all of a sudden, and with no warning, the pool opened up like the Hoover Dam, and what was a pinhole turned into a gaping hole about 3 foot wide.

Within 90 seconds, the entire pool drained into my backyard.

Oh no!

Oh yes. Four thousand gallons of water flooded my backyard, my friend standing there and me. We stood there in ankle-high water shocked and in disbelief at what had just happened. I stood there with the little patch still in my hand as I watched the water work its way across the grass and towards the house.

My friend turned to me and said, “It’s a good thing you didn’t dive down into the pool to apply the patch.”

I replied, “You’re right about that. I could have drowned. The hole would have sucked me through, and I could have gotten stuck until the water emptied. By then, who knows what would have happened to me.”

All that work, all that water, one big hole, I’m getting madder. What could I do, though?

I had taken all the precautions, except one – keep the dog out. What I thought was a fortified barrier for my little dog, was not – it was a weak barrier.

Tomorrow, I will tie this into a life lesson and application concerning sin. Oh boy, I’m sure you can’t wait for that one. LOL, It will be ok.  🙂

Check out tomorrow’s message and see what happened after. In the meantime, will you take a few moments now to pray with me?

Where’s the joy?

There is joy in being alive. While my best efforts to build something enjoyable for my family came crashing down, I was still alive and physically unharmed.

Father, thank you for my life. Thank you for the blessings of being alive and for the beauty I am surrounded by. As we go through November, many are remembering what they are thankful for. When November ends, may we continue to offer up thanks for what we are grateful for. You are an awesome God, faithful and true, merciful, and mighty. There is none other like you! In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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