So what are you looking at when you squint at the little picture to the right? You likely can’t see the details in that little snapshot so I’ve placed a bigger copy at the bottom of today’s post. When I look at the this strange building what I’m actually looking at is a source of spiritual conviction for my heart. That’s right, this building with the horns and pipes attached to it made an impact on me when I learned exactly what this peculiar design is all about.
You see, this building is designed to make music in heavy downpours. The engineer/artist who came up with the design fitted this differing pipes, funnels, twists and turns to produce a melody when heavy rain hits the roof and fills the gutters. As the rain cascades downward and flows through the pipes, the design allows for music to be produced. I’m unsure of the tune and could not testify to the quality of sound but I know that it likely sounds better than what I sometimes produce when grey stormclouds blow into my own life and open up.
I don’t easily make melody when my downpours come. Frankly, I would say that what is produced by my heart sounds like a tuba with an armadillo stuck in it when troubles refuse to blow out and give way to sunshine in the soul. No, I’m not one who naturally sings in the rain… but I think I would like to start doing so.
There’s nothing deep for me to convey today. As a matter of fact, the skies over Lyletown have been blue for a little while and maybe that’s why I’m able to see that I need to grow to become more like this building. You and I were also designed by an Architect/Artist who fitted us to produce music in the storms. May God grant us the faith to be faithful to do so the next time the skies turn dark and the bottom drops out.
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” – James 1:2-4
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