Give Us Permission

April 1, 2016: 2 Kings 6-8.

“Our house is 634 square feet.”

“That can’t be right. Let me get my tape measure.”

“That was the square footage on the former owner’s insurance documents. I’ll check our assessment.”

David started measuring rooms and I went online. I chose our county at iowaassessors.com. Clicking on the GIS Map, I zoomed in until I found our home.

I clicked on it and then chose the “parcel report.” David was right. It was more than 634 square feet.

We entered the correct square footage on the insurance form. We had not reviewed our insurance coverage since 2005.

Yes, our home is small. Yes, we did look at larger homes when our kids were teenagers. We always liked our home better than the ones we saw for sale.

When our oldest was a junior in high school we stopped looking. We realized in another year or two our children would be moving out.

God led us to this house. We bought it while we were living under the poverty level and I was pregnant!

As we added children, it did get crowded. We did run out of elbow room. But God never directed us to another home. So we stayed put.

2 Kings 6:1, 2, “One day the guild of prophets came to Elisha and said, ‘You can see that this place where we’re living under your leadership is getting cramped – we have no elbow room. (2) Give us permission to go down to the Jordan where each of us will get a log. We’ll build a roomier place.’ ” The Message

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