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Jeremiah 30:2 Thus the LORD God of Israel, says, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
Monday, January 25, 2016
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Bartering (A True Story from my Book, "Rescue the Stories Book Two"
Trade, exchange, negotiate, haggle these are words used to
explain that bartering is simply giving and receiving.
We had a friend, from our church, named John, who would
often ask my husband to help him in his enterprises.John had two brothers and two sisters.Their mother was a widow, so the five young
children gained work after school and week end jobs to help the family
budget.The boys in their teens would
take on painting work, the girls baby sitting, or selling products.
John later became a baker working in a bakery at night.This gave him freedom to earn money in other
ways during the day.
One day John asked my husband to help him purchase small
trailers and fix them up.I had some
drapery remnants and sewed some curtains for the windows, and Robert painted
the insides.John would place the
trailers in a friend’s mobile home park, and rent them out.World War II military men were especially
happy to have a reasonable priced place to house their family as they were
shipped out over seas.
John began to save his money and purchase houses in his
neighborhood for low down payments, and the rent would pay for the
mortgage.Some of the houses were from
Estate sales, and often there was furniture or other items left in the homes.John asked Robert to help him paint inside
the homes prior to renting them.
One year John sold Christmas trees and asked my hubby to lend
a hand.For all the labor, we did during
several years; we did not receive any monetary gain.However during that time, John helped us
paint inside our home that was for sale; he gave us a Christmas tree, an older
Cadillac car, an upright piano, and a 30 year old dining room table and six matching chairs.
John noticed that we were using a picnic table and benches
for our dining room, and I suppose that is why he decided to give us the
beautiful table made from maple wood.
While at first I did not appreciate my table, I learned to
be rather fond of it, and to enjoy the fact that the two end extensions would
enable us to serve a large group of family and friends.
Bartering is often something done between club members, or
between friends.There are bartering
groups that trade professional services for a variety of other services.
God was the Apex of bartering, when He proclaimed, I will
give the World my Son to save them from their Sins, and I will ask in return
that they will give me their life.That
is quite an exchange; our old sinful life in exchange for His new Eternal Life.
John 3:16"For God so
loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish, but have everlastinglife.
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