Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Two Towers...

Several years ago,
God gave me two towers, partially built,
One a little farther along than the other.
My task was to complete them,
To make them strong and beautiful.

I gladly embraced the challenge,
Thinking I was up to the task.
All these years I toiled,
Working hard,
I thought doing a decent job.

Most people who saw them,
Even those who came closest to them,
Thought they were wonderfully built.
I often received compliments
On their beauty and my building skills.

Then, suddenly, without warning,
One of the towers came crashing down.
It was a beautiful structure,
That everyone, including I,
Thought was structurally sound.

But down it came,
Completely destroyed.

It was only then I realized
I had been using substandard materials.
Though I'd worked hard,
Put many hours of sweat and labor
Into the building of these towers,
The first was now gone.

I resolved to do better,
To use nothing but the very best materials
To finish the second tower.
Changing my entire approach,
Always keeping in mind
What happened to the first tower
As I worked to complete the second.

But now a strong wind is blowing,
And I'm wondering,
If the second will be torn down
Or stand strong against it.
Did I waste too many years
Using lesser materials
To turn things around?

I just don't know...
Please pray...

I'm going to be offline for awhile, I don't know how long. Please pray for my family.

1 comment:

  1. Praying that the Master Architect will strengthen the work done in good faith by you, the work you've done in love and to the best of your ability. He knows the storm and the winds, and wants your tower to stand strong and beautiful. Even if it sways in the breeze such that you fear collapse, trust that He always wishes for it to stand. Trust also that He knows the intent of the heart of you, His beloved worker.


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