And it came about that when Hubs and his wife, TC, had begat three children, the three children ate much and grew large, so that Hubs said, "It is time for us to make our dwelling in the land of much dirt, for there we can find a larger abode." So it was there they made their home.
But ere long, Hubs cried out, "Lo, we have been much deceived, for this habitation was built from discarded mobile home parts and stolen job site materials, and look, it is held together with Twinkie filling." And it was then that Hubs and his wife, TC, cried out to the Lord, "Oh, God, hear us in our hour of need, as we petition Thou to send us money or a winning lottery ticket that we might repair this habitation, for our children have sucked us financially dry." And God heard their prayer, and sent them a fourth child, whom they named Sasquatch, for he ate more and grew more than the other three children together, so that the financial dryness became a drought upon them and they were unable to make the abode a pleasant place.
And so it was that when Hubs and his wife, TC, and their children would journey to another place, Hubs would instruct his neighbors, "If thou seest our house on fire, waiteth one hour before calling the fire department." And TC did greatly hope that each new spring would bring a tornado upon their land with which to utterly destroy the habitation of despair, as it was one where wallpaper was held in place with packing tape. And when they said these things to their friends, all would hear of it and laugh and make merry.
But the Hand of the Lord was at work, and shewed Itself in the fourth month of the year 2008, when God sent a mighty wind and storm upon the land. And in the dark of night, the family of Hubs cried out, "Have mercy on us, as our habitation is thus being pelted with hail the size of monkey heads!" And behold, as the light dawned, Hubs and his wife, TC, did look upon their rooms and see glass glittering as a million small diamonds upon their floors, which caused them to say, "Surely we are not like Moses, for God has instructed us to put ON our shoes in this place. And holey moly, this carpet is soaked and smells like the fur of a wet dog."
And then, God did send an angel of mercy, he who was named Allstate, who declared to Hubs, "Behold, you shall receive new windows, a new roof, new siding, new carpet, and whatever else shall be necessary to re-build your place of habitation." And there was much rejoicing even though one car had suffered totally at the power of the hail the size of monkey heads.
So it was that the children of Hubs and his wife, TC, did empty out their bedrooms so that the habitation might be rebuilt. And TC pondered these things in her heart, and did smile, for she alone knew the truth: That the mighty stench of the Compost Heap of Underwear and Socks, that had long grown deep and dark in the room of her sons, had reached the nostrils of God in Heaven. And God had said, "Surely this stench is of The Evil One," and He sent forth the storm and the hail the size of monkey heads to utterly destroy it.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. ~ Romans 8:28