If you haven’t listen to the new Cory Asbury songs – the fathers house , go head and listen to it.
I was meditating on this song and I go back to my teenage years when I lived with my dad and worked for him in his scrap metal business , there were times when he let me in charge and he was gone 4 or more hours doing errands.
He thought me to distinguish between all the materials , , copper, aluminum, iron, lead, bronze, etc, sometimes people would came and try to sell aluminum thinking it was copper because it was painted reddish brown (many times) but anyways dad thought me so many things and how to deal with people, it was a stressful job some days and joyful other days.
I remember One of those days it was a perfect morning , I was getting ready for the day , my dad left and leave me with one of the workers, we were doing our normal routine , I was in front of the scale waiting for the clients and I see a truck parking in front of the door , at first I thought those people wanted to buy something but then when they get down they came and ask me where is the patron or owner ? And I told them , he isn’t here right now , I could see they have a guns with them ( in Mexico not all the people can carry a gun un uniformed – As a result of the changes to Article 10 of the Mexican Constitution and the enactment of the Federal Law of Firearms and Explosives, openly carrying a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon in public is virtually forbidden to private citizens, unless explicitly authorized by the Secretariat of National Defense.
and I panicked a little bit, inside of me I was thinking something is going to happen.
The house and business were together so they started to walk and see all the things that we have and asking questions about everything, (My dads worker is name is Alberto but we called him mono ) mono told me when they were talking between them , he told me do not tell them your dads name or where is he , do not tell them that you are his daughter do not said nothing else because he knew the situation was getting uncomfortable ,mono told me , tell them you are just working for the owner and they will leave soon , don’t worry this is going to be ok , mono said.
For a moment I freeze just thinking what is going to happen to me and mono are they going to hurt us or hurt my dad if he come here in this moment , my mind was going crazy , after those men finished seeing all the house and the things they came in front of me and ask some more things and I couldn’t answer but mono answer for me and then they told me that they were going to came back to talk with the owner , they leave and my heat return to its place.
But I felt in my heart a heaviness for my dad safety.
I called my dad but he didn’t answer but when he came home I told him all , I told him that they make a lot of questions and they wanted to came back.
We found out that those men that came in the morning they were officers working by themselves (“thieves “) going store by store of business by business frighten people to give them money in exchange of “security ” or life.
My dad told me it’s better that you go back home in the colony , ( back then we had 2 houses one in the neighborhood or colony and other in the highway where we had our store or shop) so I did felt so bad because I liked to be there in my dads house, he use to let me decorate the house and make the food I wanted , and since i didn’t have nothing else to do , I didn’t went to college so it was kinda nice to make my own money working for him , but we decided that I was going to came back home in the colony.
This may be weird for some people because my dads house and my moms house was not in the same place it’s not that they were divorced of separated but it was because my mom and dad decided that mom was going to stay with my brothers and take them to school and lived in the colony where the school was at , and with water and electricity instead in the shop that was missing those things. But the weekends we were together or we use to eat supper some days together , I’m telling you was crazy.
we had to use a generator for electricity in the shop .
and bring water in one of this below for our water a🔽🔽🔽🔽⬇️⬇️⬇️
And lots of this for drinkable water
If you want to know what happened next after that day , those peoples came back yes but that’s other story….
In my fathers house is where I can feel peace , even if outside are happening bad things and the devil wants to destroy us my fathers house is there for me , the fathers house to my is his presence and his secret place that now we can have access through the Holy Spirit.
I hope you enjoy this little blog that I write today January 31 , 2020… Abigail villa.