A couple of years ago I filled in most of our backyard pond. I wanted to make it shallower and filled with rocks only.
It used to be deep with plants and fish but was hard to maintain. The new depth didn't work. The water evaporated too fast and we eventually had to turn it off and let it dry out. We had not used it for over a year.
This Spring I decided to go back to the original depth and shape which meant removing all the rocks and filler dirt. We finished that task today. Now for putting down a new rubber liner and decorating it with stones and plants.
A few weeks ago I used the work on the pond in a sermon illustration. I was having to dig down, like an archeologist, to the original foundation. As I did that today - I forgot that the foundation shape of the pond looked like the United States. Prophetic? I think so. Lord, take our nation back to its roots in You.
And now flood our nation with the waters of life and righteousness. Open the floodgates and fill us up with Your glory!
the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?...For the Lord
is righteous, He loves righteousness; the upright will behold His face" (Psalms 11:3,7 NASB).
I am the coordinator of the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network and pastor of Prince of Peace Church in Arlington, Texas. I am married to Kay. We have three grown and married children and four grandchildren.