Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Throne Trip Tuesdays - Wrecker or Builder?


THE BUILDER

I saw them tearing a building down
A team of men in my hometown.
With a heave and a ho and a yes yes yell,
they swung a beam and a sidewall fell.

And I said to the foreman, "Are these men skilled?"
"Like the ones you'd use if you had to build?"
And he laughed and said, "Oh no, indeed...
the most common labor is all I need...
for I can destroy in a day or two
what takes a builder ten years to do."
So I thought to myself as I went on my way...
Which one of these roles am I willing to play?
Am I one who is tearing down as I carelessly make my way around?
Or am I one who builds with care, in order to make the world a
little better... because I was there? ~Unknown


I pray that today, This Day, I take care in building up those around me.

Peace and Joy,
Susan

2 Corinthians 13:10 (NIV) This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.

Romans 15:2 (NIV)  Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

7 comments:

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Amen Susan. Me too! Happy Tuesday.

KrippledWarrior said...

I liked this very much. It seems that every attempt at poetry I try, it results in;
There once was a biker named DAVE...

Susan said...

Amen and amen! Thank you for sharing this beautiful thought.

Susan

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Candace said...

Susan,

I see Jesus in you. Thank you for sharing His love with us! I left a little something for you on my blog. I hope you like it.

Have a great weekend,
Candace

http://discoveringcandace.blogspot.com/2010/08/recognition.html

Mary said...

I may print this one off and put it in my classroom. It's a keeper!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved this post....you always leave me encouraged