During the Earthquake our property actually had some pretty significant damage. There is a retaining wall behind our house which is keeping a Buddhist Temple from crashing in on us. Some large chunks of the wall fell down during the quake, huge cracks developed throughout and the entire structure began leaning precariously in the direction of our house. We’ve been holding our breath that it would not crumble in any of the aftershocks. And so far we have been kept safe.
Yesterday a work crew came to replace the damaged wall. That was very welcome news for us. However, now that they have begun the process we are actually now in more danger. Before putting a new wall, the old wall has to come down. Significant tremors or rain during the next few weeks have the potential of making a huge mess.
I think there is a sermon illustration in that opening oneself up to disaster in order to remove what is decaying and rebuild what will last. But I think for the time being I will just ask for prayers for safety till we get through this.
There are costs involved as well. The whole project will probably run somewhere in the tens of thousands of dollars. And I suppose there might be a sermon illustration in that part of the story as well…
Thanks as always for you all your prayers.