A lady sat at her
window one bright, balmy spring morning. She saw a little bird that had
chosen a rosebush for its home and was very busy bringing in sticks and
hair and feathers and other material to make its house.
"Ah, you pretty
little creature," said the lady, "you
are building too low. Soon the destroyer will come and break up your
And so it was..... The
days passed by; the nest was finished, and then there were eggs
in the nest, and then four great big mouths were open whenever the low
chirp of the mother announced that she had something for them to eat.
One day the lady sat
by the window sewing. Suddenly she heard the cry of the birds in the
deepest distress, and she looked out to see what was the matter. There
was a great snake that had crawled up and was devouring the helpless
little ones, while just above them the poor heartbroken mother fluttered
about in the wildest distraction. But it was too late; her children were
gone, and her home was left desolate – a sad reminder of her folly in
building so near the ground.
So it is with people who have no higher ambition than earthly pleasures, wealth or honors.
THEY BUILD TOO LOW! Their heart's home is in easy reach of death and the devil, and
depend upon it - the destroyer will come, soon or late. *
One day, this
world – and ALL that is in it --
will come to an end when Jesus returns.
the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the
heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt
with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be
(2 Peter 3:10).
If we have been
placing our focus and our hope in the things of this world, WE TOO will
discover TOO LATE that we have “BUILT TOO LOW.”
ONLY those who have
built their lives upon Jesus and His Word will be victorious over sin
and Satan (Matthew 7:24-27; 1 John 2:15-17).
The Lord has
assured VICTORY and an ETERNAL HOME to those who will: place their faith
and trust in Jesus (Acts 16:30-31) who died on the cross to redeem us
from sin. Those who by
faith turn away from sin in repentance
(Acts 17:30-31), confess Jesus
before men (Romans 10:9-10), and are baptized
(immersed) into Christ will have their sins washed away and will know
the hope of eternal life (Acts 2:38; 22:16).
“Some build their hopes on the ever-drifting sand,
Some on their fame, or their treasure, or their land;
Mine’s on a Rock that forever will stand,
Jesus, the ‘Rock of Ages.’”
– From the Sunday School Journal, 1871
“BUILD TOO LOW.” Build
your life on Jesus, the Rock of Ages!
A. Sargent, Minister
of Christ at Creekwood
Schillinger Rd. S.
Mobile, Alabama 36695
* H. M. Wharton as
quoted in "Present Day Parables" by J. Wilbur Chapman
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