Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sorting Rubble

I know I'm stuck on sorting stuff and inventory sheets but it's consumed my time and thoughts. My big take-away from our last foray to the Pod People was how much like rubble our stuff not only looked like, but was.

How often we heard, and are hearing, just throw it away. As we went through bins of items, in their damp, moldy, smoky disarray; as friends carried and hauled for us, it's been impossible to tell the care and thought we've put into our possessions and life because in it's premature (the definition of an accident) end, it looks like rubble, smells like rubble and goes into the dump truck like rubble.

I feel like God has given me a glimpse ahead of what it will be like looking back on my life. That the things and plans that we consider important, spend our time, money and life on, are oftentimes what gets thrown at the Dung Gate. That the really vital things, those they don't end up burning, are oftentimes what we can't see.
So, I'm still sorting. Both stuff and in my head. What's important. What's o.k. to let go of. What really needs replaced. What is vitally important and sorta important and that which is not important at all. In the end, it's all gonna burn...would it be fair to say that we live precociously?

"But the day of the lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved , being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent hear? Nevertheless, we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which rigtheousness dwells. 2 Peter 3: 10-13


Redradtech said...

I am sorting also. We were given an abundance of old family pictures. Most of which we cannot identify the people in them. I am wanting to toss them, but something in my head says, "what if someone finally recognizes them!" I am doing our family trees and am putting together pictures. I tossed odd tupperware today. I am in the tossing mood. Sorry that your tossing was not by choice.

Laughing Lioness said...

I went through tons of pictures with my niece in October. We found my great grandfather's teacher certificate from 1896- a genuine artifact = ). My dad took it home- hope he framed it!
It does feel good to de-clutter, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just started back on the WTM boards and just now read your posts labeled Homestead. I am honestly sitting here with tears in my eyes. I am so sorry that your family had a fire and is going through this. I am amazed at how strong you are. I will pray for you and your family as you go through this transition. Big (((hugs)))!