Last night at Malenovice, our JV conference center nearby, one of our beautiful log cabins caught fire.
Thankfully no one was injured. But it was sure a shock to see that picture.
A guest staying here had flicked a cigarette into a pile of wood that was stacked near the door. It smoldered and then caught fire. We don't allow smoking inside, but I guess we need to be even more specific about rules for it outside.
Our log cabin builder came to inspect it today and thinks he can repair it without damaging the integrity of the building. How we pray so!
I thought of this verse after I had heard the news: Psalm 46:1-3 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."
In times of trouble it's easy to get scared and think of all the things that are going wrong. But instead at times like this, I choose to remember who God is -- our refuge and strength -- and stand in faith that He will lead our team to the best solution for this current trouble.