The People You Redeemed

As I came up the stairs and stepped on the rug – it slid. Not good.

The back door is perpendicular to the basement door. The throw rug there does not have a rubber backing.

I recently put several lines of silicone caulk on the back of that rug. I read it would not harm laminate flooring. When I lifted the rug, it looked like a pile of spaghetti. The caulk had come off.

I prayed, “Lord, there has to be a way to secure this rug. I don’t want to throw it away or damage the laminate.”

A few minutes later, I got the answer – duct tape. But not used in the way you would expect.

There’s a register next to the back door. I pulled the register cover out and tore off a long piece of duct tape. I taped one end to the underside of the register cover and put it back. I laid the large piece, sticky side up, on the floor.

Starting at the edge of the register, I unrolled the throw rug. Then I stepped on it to adhere the duct tape. That secured the rug without damaging the floor. You might say I redeemed that rug.

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“Redeemed – compensate for the faults or bad aspects of something.”

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We are starting a new series at church – “Redeemed.” Pastor Gary Van Nyhuis kicked it off with his sermon, “Junky or Spunky: Redeemed.”

“Redeemed – Wear it, declare it, share it. …Don’t roll over – rise up! …Redemption – Put it on, pass it on, party on.” Pastor Gary Van Nyhuis, October 21, 2018

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Exodus 15:13, “But the people You redeemed, You led in merciful love; You guided them under Your protection to Your holy pasture.” The Message

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