Monday, November 1, 2010

New Wood Stove

Our New wood burning stove is here. We had ordered this stove about 6 weeks ago and today it was delivered and installed. As you can see, it works very good. It isn't real cold out but cooling off tonight. They said to light it when it was still warm enough to open the doors to let out the first fumes from the paint etc.

Below you can see this was quite a job to get the new stove in and the old stove out. They are H-E-A-V-Y!
The professional stove guy did a great job with the motorized dolly that does amazing stuff!

Here, you can see our old stove is still in place.
Those PVC pipes sure made it a lot easier too. Roll, roll, roll!

The old stove out and the spot is cleaned and ready for the new stove.

They are taking the stove pipe apart. You can also get a nice look at that amazing dolly.
There it is, in place and ready to burn. This stove has top loading, a blower fan,
a nice big ash pan, and will be way easier when Jeff cleans the chimney.
It also has a grate that can be put in the top to grill steak or hamburgers on.
That is the grate on the floor to the right of the stove.
As I watch the fire that can give heat to our home,
I can't help but think of the many times fire is spoken of in the Word of God.
One of those time was in the old testament in Daniel 3. This is the account of the three young men who would not bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar's golden image witch was a false god.
These three young men, possibly only in their early 20's or late teens,
did not give in and were actually thrown into a fiery furnace.
Daniel 3: 25 He said, "Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods."
28. Then Nebuchadnezzar said, "Praise be to the God of Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king's command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.
What a lesson this gives us. Our true God will never forsake us. He has sent His very son Jesus to save us from our doom, the punishment we deserve for our sin, the fires of eternal hell.
These young men prayed often and we also need to pray, ask God to send His Holy Spirit to not only give us a strong faith but to sustain that faith when the going gets tough!