Until yesterday, I always associated a home with a physical house and Valentines Day with lovers. But today I have a new perspective. You see, our house is for sale and though it’s where we lived when we were first married, and we absolutely love that little nest, it’s just a house–brick and mortar.
Because of the economy we had to price it lower than we wanted to and–until yesterday–it broke our hearts to see it go at such a reduced price, especially after all the improvements we made.
But none of that matters anymore. You see, we moved in to Psalm 91. That’s our new address, if you want to know where to find us. Now we know that no matter what is ahead, foreclosure, bankruptcy, etc., we will always have a place to live. Here’s what our new house looks like:
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.
If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
The Lord says,
“I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”
Psalm 91 NLT
If you’re looking for a home in Peoria, IL, here’s one available. By the way, it’s filled with love.
1532 NE Starr Terrace
Peoria, IL 61603
Contact: Debra Staker 309-232-6816
Quaint, Victorian charmer! 2 BR, 1 Bath, 1st floor laundry, wood-burning fireplace, large master bedroom, formal dining room, new siding, windows and front porch; hard-wood floors.
Make an offer!