Friday, March 7, 2008

The Pebble on the Beach

"David took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag ... and approached the Philistine. ... The stone sank into his [Goliath's] forehead and he fell down on the ground."
1 Samuel 17:40-48

One day as I was feeling left out, I thought of the pebbles and wrote the following:

No one hates, no loves; some may see it; but seldom notice;
It is just there where it was placed? or dropped?
May be if someone tripped on it, they would become aware of it's presence!

A little girl may pick it up, say it's cute then drop back. Take it home? For what?

Maybe an ecologist may come by someday to take it to experiment on it?

Till then it will just be there, content, happy to be where it is!

Trapped, tossed around, hoping to be of use some day?

This is how my feeling goes today, just a pebble!

Feelings are transitory. The reading of today is so up lifting. God has His own way and time to cheer us up!

The giant Goliath was challenging and intimidating God's people. Even the king was trembling. David saw Goliath as an uncircumcised Philistine, one who did not honor or obey the one true living God. David, a young lad, had the confidence that God was on his side as he obeyed Him. 'If God be for you who can be against you? You are more than a conqueror', he said to himself and with the smooth stone he killed the defying giant.

It's true that the world is facing so many giants today. We must be ready and willing to be used to destroy them! One thing to remember: the stone became smooth and ready to be used by being tossed around in the raging sea!


Anonymous said...

nice poem..
you should post more of it

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for encouraging Hesh.