Ponderings for March 23 2018

I got a phone call from my friend, Sherm King. How encouraging it is when those of the “experienced” generation desire to share their lives and wisdom with those coming after them. That was the purpose of Sherm’s call.
In appreciating the focus of our capital campaign as one that looks ahead to “those still to come,” Sherm shared the following poem with me. It has to do with an “old man” building a bridge—not for himself but for the “fair-haired youth” that was still to come. Really timely words.
Enjoy these verses as the Lord prepares your heart to pledge on behalf of Trinity’s future. A noble investment indeed!
Thanks, Sherm.

“The Bridge Builder”
Will Dromgoole
An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.
“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”
The builder lifted his old gray head;
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”
See you Sunday,
Pastor Paul