So, we’re now down to the frame of the hunting camper; the wood studs are exposed on the inside. Guess what? It’s time to remove the skin on the outside. It’s time to take the metal sheeting off. By now, you are probably asking yourself many questions about my mind and my abilities to get this far.
I had never done this type of demolition before, and I have to tell you – it was fun. I took it slow, calculating each step, so the whole thing didn’t come down. After all, it still had a roof, so I had to be careful I didn’t cause it to come crashing down.
Piece by piece, the outer skin came off, exposing the frame in its entirety. Now we’re getting somewhere. Now we’re getting fresh air. Thank God for small miracles. I saved the metal siding, in case you’re wondering. Paint can do many things.
The floor, or the foundation of the camper. Do you see where I’m going here? The vinyl-covered, rotten wood foundation, aka floor, had to come out. The foundation of the camper itself was rotten in many areas. It needed to come off the frame, and so I began the painstaking work of removing the lumber, piece by piece.
Some pieces were easier than others because they were already loosened from the frame. It’s no wonder this camper didn’t blow away traveling down the highway from the pressure of the wind against it. It’s no wonder the frame was still able to hold the heavy roof up.
After a few short hours, the floor as I knew it was history. The foundation was gonzo. The Flintstones couldn’t even use this. And now my neighbors could see the true treasure I had found. Now, they too could see the potential start to show itself and could imagine all the possibilities.
Now, I’m even more excited with anticipation as I plan my next move. What would that be, and how would I do it? Or a better question would be – How much is this thing really going to cost me? How cheap can I do this?
You see, when God takes us down to the frame, His son Jesus already paid the price, so God doesn’t think about or concern himself with how cheap he can rebuild you. He doesn’t concern himself with how he will do it. God already knows, and He already knows us. The Lord knows the potential in us. He gifted us; He made us; he formed us before we were born.
God doesn’t need a blueprint or a permit. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone saw God as the master builder? Wouldn’t it be great if everyone believed He was God?
Psalm 139-13-16a says this about God, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.”
Lord, thank you for creating me and for creating the people I know. God, may we take comfort in knowing you created us with a plan and a passion in mind. You are willing to work with us. May we have more respect for you, our creator. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
In His Service