Wednesday, June 3, 2009

With Strings Attached

"The Kite; or Pride Must Have a Fall"
John Newton


Were I but free, I'd take a flight,
And pierce the clouds beyond the sight,
But, ah! Like a poor pris'ner bound,
My string confines me near the ground.

The kite does finally manage to tug itself free,
But instead of soaring higher in the sky, it crashes into the sea.


This analogy calls us to realize that like the kite, we want to let go off the hold, but if left to ourselves, we will crash down somewhere. Some people of significant personalities, selfishly savor their moment being on top, not acknowledging that it was a blessing from God, and most of them, crashed down helplessly.

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up." James 4:10 NKJV

4 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

I love that picture.

Aldhis said...

couldn't be more agree with the verb from James...
We're just a dust in God's eye yet He treat us so nice and always taking care of us.

Aice Nice Concepts said...

very awesome pictures and nice verse from the Bible yes that is very true...

by the way thank for dropping by my blog
"bloggers tour" only means that we the mindanao bloggers' members had a tour in general santos city

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