The utilities have been taken care of today. DISH not only gets moved Friday, but we got an upgrade with the move that includes the Big Ten Network...Michigan Football for the Mister, and the Versus channel... Tour de France, etc, etc. for me. That's great!
As I was saying, I'm piddling around unpacking at a snail's pace while Larry is working. I rode with him to Tallapoosa, so we go home when he gets off. Travis is a high quality dish packer. Everything was neatly wrapped in perfectly cut bubble wrap. Popping the bubbles is irresistable. Washing and putting away all the dishes, etc in their cabinets leaves a satisfying feeling. I've had to do so little.
But, moving reminds me of the story of the Split of the nation of Israel in the Old Testament. 2 Chronicles 11:13 Solomon's son, Rehoboam (Re-run or Junior) took the throne in Jerusalem. But, another man, Jeroboam (Jerry) took ten and a half tribes of greater Israel and split the nation. Now, the temple was in Jerusalem, the seat of Re-run's scraggly remnant kingdom of the throne of David. The Levites were the tribe of priests, and they didn't have their own possession of lands. Instead, they were stationed throughout the country, as ministers to the different tribes. Now, that there was a ceding, they were living in a foreign country. Being loyal to the throne of David, and to God was a big part of the decision that followed for them. But, the biggest part was the fact that Jerry did not have a need for these priests of God in his larger possession of the kingdom, since he built the people local temples, and placed idols in them, to keep the people from the need to go to Jerusalem to pray. He wouldn't want them to be getting any "patriot" ideas while praying. So, the decision was easy for the Priests. They packed up all their belongings, abandoned their land and homes that were basically parsonages, and moved to Jerusalem, Re-run, and God.
Such a touching little scene from the Old Testament. Nothing more than the fact that that God had moved, so they packed up and moved with Him. If God moves, are you right behind Him?