Paul says “for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” Phil. 4:11b NIV May it be so for me also.
This week was one of those times where you remember to appreciate something because it is gone.
For several weeks our air-con (what we call air conditioners here in the Philippines) was leaking water, and sometimes it even shoots out ice pieces too. So we have a bucket in the spot where is it leaking to collect the water.
Anyway, on Tuesday our running tap water was having problems. It would run at low pressure for a short while and then nothing. Later it would run again & then nothing. Come to discover that the pump that sends the water up to our house (at the top of the campus) was broken. Oh no, who knows how long a broken pump could take to fix or replace?
So water was coming out where it isn’t supposed to (the air-con) and not coming out where it is supposed to (the faucets). Thankfully we have drinking water from another source. We were also able to use some of the water in the bucket from the air-con leak to flush toilets. Wonderfully, the water was running again by Wednesday afternoon. Hooray!!!
It may seem strange, but the lack of water made me grateful.
Grateful that we have an air-con in this hot climate.
Grateful that we have clean running water (most of the time).
Grateful that we have a wonderful hard-working maintenance crew that was able to repair the broken pump.
Grateful for the opportunity to be serving the Lord in this place.
Grateful that we have many friends & family that look out for us & pray for us.
Grateful to the Lord for all things and how he cares for us (and our little things too).
“If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11b NIV