A House Divided,,,
I happened once upon a house, in a crumbled, and overgrown state..
The shattered windows seemed to speak, ‘I just sit here, and wait’..
It saddened me, to see the waste, while many homeless be..
Included once, upon that list, was such a one, as me..
I wondered, how it came to be, the house was left, as this..
I listened, as the house spoke on, and slowly got the gist..
The sagging roof spoke,’Once ,I covered, all that lay within’..
The walls replied, ‘I did my share, and stood, against the wind’..
The floor said,’Yes, but it was I, the inhabitants,tread upon’..
The foundation loudly proclaimed,’ It was I,that you ALL rested on’..
Empty now, of use no more, I began, to understand..
A house divided, against its self, truly, can not stand..
St.John 17:21, That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, art in me, and I in Thee, that they may be one in Us, that the world may believe that Thou has sent Me.
One of the last recorded prayers of Jesus, prior to the cross. May it be answered in our lifetime. We all laugh, [at least inwardly] when we read of the brazen request ,of two of His disciples mother. The one who desired her sons to sit on either side of Him in heaven. Are we any more mature? Really? Or have we learned how to be more sly,with our thoughts and motives? How many have left church offended,privately thinking, they won’t make it without me. Or began to think, we have no need of others. Our Lord,while in the garden,requested prayer from His followers,three times. It always touches my heart, that when they failed to respond to His need, He never railed against them.Mark 14:41 And He cometh the third time,and said to them,Sleep on now, and take your rest, it is enough. Lord, how we need to mature in His love. Join me in this pursuit,of being perfected in His love, of seeking to be part of His ‘one’ house. To the Glory of our Father. sis.c