Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fence Posts


I have a chain link fence around my backyard. When we moved into our brand new home, my late husband dug the post holes one by one, and poured the concrete for the fence poles. It was a hard, sweaty job, and Don did a good job putting up the fence. However, after setting the first dozen poles we noticed that they were upside down! No problem. It would still work. The rest of the poles were set correctly. That was 25 years ago and the fence has held up. No one would be able to pick out the poles that were set upside down.

I thought of how often our Christian walk is like those fence posts. We make mistakes. We make bad choices. We are like those fence posts, upside down, until someone comes along (Jesus) and shows us the right way. And those mistakes are wiped out, erased, forgiven by our Lord and Savior.  No one can see the mistakes we have made. We are a new creation.
Thanks be to God.

Anita

5 comments:

Mary said...

Anita, such a beautiful comparison. Great post, great message!!

lil red hen said...

This is so true! Thank you for reminding us.

Janet, said...

Yes, we all make mistakes. They said whenever my grandpa made a mistake, he'd say, "that's okay, we'll sit the coffee pot over it."

Relyn said...

Not only does He use our upside down posts, He covers them with beautiful flowers.

Anita said...

Beautiful, Relyn!