Our visit with the Hamilton family continues to be a blessing. Tuesday, Dad had planned for all of us to visit Jamesport, Missouri, a small Amish community two hours from here. We also brought Abby along, since Nathan and Melanie had a full day of doctor’s appointments, and they needed someone to take care of her. She was a joy to have along!
We visited several stores, and the one I found the most fascinating was a furniture store. Because the Amish do not use electricity, the store seemed dark as you stepped in, but then your eyes adjusted to the dimness. The wood furniture and hand-crafted items were interesting to look at, and the quality is wonderful.
On our way to the furniture store, we drove past an auction, which we stopped at on our way back into town. It was a produce auction, with many locals attending. I guess it was obvious we weren’t from the area, as someone came over and asked where we were from.
“That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love” (Ephesians 3:16-17).