All Jacked Up

Well we did it. With the help of a friend I was able to jack up our 2 ton finished back yard shed 16 inches up in the air. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be halfway toward the goal of making a new foundation and then carefully bringing the completely finished room down on its new floor. When I first opened up that floor and saw all of the water damage, I’m not gonna lie – the reality of the project that lay ahead of me felt pretty overwhelming. But I called a friend in our church, who is always doing crazy projects around his house, and he has been an incredible help! There’s just something about not being all alone in a big project that feels overwhelming.

A crazy thing happened when we were jacking up the shed. My friend, who will remain nameless, but his first name starts with “K” and his last name rhymes with Spoon. The moment he stepped out of his car at my house he realized he had misplaced his wallet. “No worries,” he said. “We’ll find it later. Let’s get this shed jacked up.” So we went and jacked up the shed and celebrated with a high-five. When he got back to his car to drive home, he saw on the top of his car his spare keys and said, “Uh Oh! I left my wallet and spare keys on top of the car on the way to your house. And my wallet had $150 in cash!” I felt horrible that he’d come to help me and now he’d lost his wallet. He drove off, and I wished him luck. Literally 20 minutes later I got a phone call and it was my friend. “I found it! I can’t believe it but I retraced my steps and found my wallet set on top of someone’s mailbox with all the cash and everything still inside!” We both laughed at how things turned out, and then he said, “Isn’t God good!?” Yeah my friend, in all things God has a funny way of proving Himself good.

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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