Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Fence

The Fence
There was a large group of people. On one side of the group stood a man, Jesus. On the other side of the group stood Satan.
Separating them, running through the group, was a fence. The scene set, both Jesus and Satan began calling to the people in the group and, one by one - each having made up his or her own mind - each went to either Jesus or Satan.
This kept going. Soon enough, Jesus had gathered around him a group of people from the larger crowd, as did Satan.
But one man joined neither group. He climbed the fence that was there and sat on it.
Then Jesus and His people left and disappeared. So too did Satan and his people. And the man on the fence sat alone.
As this man sat, Satan came back, looking for something which he appeared to have lost. The man said, “Have you lost something?”
Satan looked straight at him and replied, “No, there you are. Come with me.”
“But”, said the man, “I sat on the fence. I chose neither you nor Him.”
“That’s okay,” said Satan. “I own the fence.”
Author Unknown

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain.

Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

2 In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—

for he grants sleep to those he loves.
Psalm 127:1-3

15 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Oooo, I had not heard "The Fence" before. Good one! Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sunday.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

What a great story! I love this song, it's one of my favorite songs that we sing at church.
God Bless,
Ginger

saleslady371 said...

Hey, Kymber:
The Fence spells it out well. I love the song and the Newsboys, but seeing the words and graphics make it powerful. Thanks! Have a great Sunday.

Dixie said...

A wonderful post and a wonderful story! I had not heard that one before... but I know those fence sitters...

I believe today we refer to them as Agnostics...

blessings. Dixie

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

I had not heard 'The Fence' before. Thank you for sharing it and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Clif said...

Great story. I love the music. We haven't sung that one at church for awhile. Thanks for posting.

Charlotte said...

I love that song. Interesting story about the fence. There are so many people out in the world who are sitting on the fence that don't realize that Satan owns the fence.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Julie said...

I love the Fence story! That song is so sweet of the soul...I love the Newsboys!!! Have a restful Sunday..Julie

Faye said...

WHAT A GREAT POST.I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR BLOG.HAVE A BLESSED EVENING!I AM A GA. BLOGGER ALSO!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Kymber,
What a powerful message!!! i just gasped when I got to he part where satan said that he owned the fence.
how truthful and powerful!! Thanks fro sharing this timely word and the music was also great, I agree with the scripture at the end of the video, Christ is coming and soon!!!
Blessings,
Sue

Kathy said...

That's a great story, Kymber. And as always, I love the music. I love that song in particular. Blessings on your upcoming week.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Great story. Do you mind if I share it??

Marie said...

kymber
i hope i can pass this on to some folks i know. perhaps they won't take the attitude of "sitting on the fence".
thank you
marie

Melissa Miller said...

Kymber this is beautiful.

Thank you for sharing it with us. ;)

Ms.Daisy said...

Yikes! I had never heard the story of the Fence before...gave me goosebumps when Satan said he owned the fence! So many people don't know how perilous their position really is!

~Jean