Brother J

Brother J

They bought a little piece of property at 6,000 ft elevation and started clearing. They both work so they cannot give full time to the project and when they can save a little money they purchase building materials.

His wife found beautiful white wood for the ceiling and purchased it with her extra money. He has worked with iron and sheet metal so that is what the main structure is made of.

They have large windows that allow you to see the mountains. They also have a small covered patio and it was so neat to eat Sunday dinner out there with them in the cool mountain air.

No, they are not finished with it yet and it will be awhile but it is being built slowly but securely.

That couple working together and building their home reminded me of something in the Bible. A wedding takes place in a relatively short time but to have or build a good marriage takes a lifetime.

First, to build a home or marriage that lasts it must be on a good foundation, (Luke 6:46-48). The best foundation is for both husband and wife to be committed Christians, (Ephesians 2:20, Titus 3:1-7).

Use good materials not worldly things, (2 Timothy 2:19, Titus 2:12). I love to look at old homes but many are dilapidated and in shambles while others are in excellent shape, beautiful and still standing.

See you in Church next Sunday.

Brother J

Brother J, whose real name is Jerry Davenport, is an ordained minister and has worked extensively in Mexico. He has worked mostly across from the Big Bend National Park and in the states of Coahuila and Chihuahua.