Sanctuary Upshot Saint Mary’s Studley Royal, Yorkshire UK
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Balance. Firm. Fixed. Secure. Stable. Steady.
Oh we are all seekers of this. Grasping at it, aching for it. Hoping that the next day, the next hour might bring a bit of it. Yet we forget Who grants us this, Who gives order and meaning to our days.
I am amazed at these cathedrals of old, when no computer existed and all of this sprung from the mind of unnamed artisans who have since slipped off this mortal coil, unnamed still. Who, for a span of a lifetime, strove for greatness, never seeing the end result. Imagining the stone carver, teetering between heaven and earth, one misstep away from a quick death and an arrival at the heaven he is striving to emulate. And then, it strikes me. This is our calling too. To teeter between the seen and the unseen. To leave behind a legacy uncertain to our own knowledge, yet plainly seen afterwards.
The question becomes…
what am I striving for?
what legacy am I building?
is it worth my whole lifetime?
Funny how that changes your perspective.
He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. (Isaiah 33:6)