Friday, August 06, 2010

Prop Me Up


Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.

He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this.... I got an old barn out back. It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years. It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.

So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.

Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn. I've been around a long time. . .I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.

Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness, leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't. So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''

I love old barns and taking pictures of them, so when I received a copy of the above story in an e-mail, I thought it was a perfect way to showcase my photos. Plus, it's a great story.

All of these barns are in Cache County, Utah. Some need propping more than others. 

I know I need propping from time to time.

Do you?

If you need propping up. . .please watch the following video, by one of my followers. . .Maithri is an amazing, talented, young doctor in Australia who is making a BIG differnce in the world. His work with AIDs patients in Africa is inspiring. I salute him and will try to be more like him. He is filled with love and light.

1 comment:

Travelin'Oma said...

I love the barn photos. I feel like the first one tonight.