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An Offering Of Praise For God's Great Love

Updated on May 11, 2013
My daughter and her precious family!  Priceless!
My daughter and her precious family! Priceless! | Source

We Thank You Lord

My heart is full of thankfulness. It is so full I cannot sleep tonight though the chaos of the day has made my body and mind weary. My daughter's home caught fire today around noon. Noon is an odd time. Everyone was safe. Today was the first day of school for my grandchildren and my daughter, a teacher. Her two stepsons and her daughters were all four with her at school (small town school has K-12 under one roof). Her husband had been gone all morning and had gone home to put the two babies down for a nap. They are 7 months and 2 years old. He smelled smoke and went to check things out. Long story shortened is he ran the babies to his truck, saved a case of diapers and the laptop and called the Fire Department! They arrived quickly and put out what has turned out to be an electrical fire which began inside the wall. If it had occurred at one would have survived. God is SO good!

We are a family of Christians. Generations of Christians. Today that legacy warms my heart and soul! My daughter and her family are working hard to set a good example within the community. She is an amazing young woman....she teaches middle school language arts and math, a full time graduate student, mother of 4 + 2, wife, and new business woman selling body wrap weight loss program. Her hubby is an at-home dad and is remodeling a house they just bought (not even 6 months ago). They attend church regularly and have a working relationship with the Lord!

Anyway, this entire hub is merely a token of thanks offered up to the Lord. It could have been horrific. It could have been the worst day of our lives, literally. Instead, it is an opportunity for us to give God praise for his amazing love which saved us all from the horrors that lay in waiting to happen. The amazing grace of God protected them all from this disaster. My son-in-law moved quickly, therefore he and the babies were safe. He did not panic nor act foolishly and try to handle it himself. God gave him wisdom. I am so thankful for God's guiding hand. The firemen were able to save the kitchen, dining room and family room. The bedrooms were a complete loss. The lives were not! It is the precious lives that are priceless! The rest is replaceable and knowing God's amazing will be even better than it could have been anyway!

Today we are blessed again! Praise God for his love and grace! His mercies are new every day! His grace is sufficient!

Lord, accept our offering of thanks and praise. It is meager in the scope of your great grace, yet we offer it none the less. Thank you for your provision for salvation and your mercy for each new day! You alone are worthy of our praise! We offer it with humble hearts.

The generations of His grace hold true to this day. It is real. It is true. It is God's great love shown forth in our lives.

An Update

It has almost been 3 months since the fire. Bryar, 2, still talks about "people take my bed. My bed yucky. My bed fire." He will never forget. The cabinets are going into the kitchen and they just picked out the new carpet. The construction company has gotten it really close to done. They MAY be into the house in time for Thanksgiving, but they will definitely celebrate Christmas there! We are so pleased and excited that God has blessed! Thank you all for the love and prayers!

Photo and Text Copyright 2011 Deborah M. Carey

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      Debbie Carey 6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

      Silver Poet,

      Yes, I am too! It has been a learning experience, but most importantly, it has reminded us just how precarious life can be! God Bless!

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      Silver Poet 6 years ago from the computer of a midwestern American writer

      Awesome hub. I am so glad Someone was looking out for them all.

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      Debbie Carey 6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA


      well said....He is a stunning good God! Thank you for your comment! God Bless!

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      Louis Fourie 6 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

      God is good, and He will help us because He is a stunning good God that kept your family safe.

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      Debbie Carey 6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA


      Thank you for your comment! We are already seeing God's blessings through this! The entire community has embraced her and it is heartwarming! God bless!

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      Debbie Carey 6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA


      Yes! God is great! Thank you for you comment! God Bless!

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      moonlake 6 years ago from America

      So glad your daughter and her family are safe. Fire is strange never know when it's going to strike. God Bless you and your family.

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      keilajohnson 6 years ago from Georgia

      Wow! Isn't God great?! Great Hub, glad that your family was safe and sound. Material things were lost that can be replaced, but their lives are safe which can never be replaced. :)