The Handwriting on the Wall
A weary young mother returned from the store,
Arms filled with groceries, she came through the door.
Awaiting her there was her 8 year old son,
Anxious to tell what his younger brother had done.
“While me and Dad were outside playing ball,
T.J. took his crayons and wrote on the wall!
He’s ruined the wallpaper there in the den.
Spank him real good, it’s a terrible sin!”
Mom made a groan and she furrowed her brow,
“Where is the racal? I’ll see him right now!!”
She emptied her arms and with a purposeful stride,
She marched to the closet where T.J did hide.
She called his full name as she entered the room.
He trembled and wept – he knew it meant doom!
For several minutes she scolded and raved
About her wallpaper and how she had saved.
She went to the den to confirm her worst fears.
But the scrawl on the wall, made her eyes fill with tears.
The message she read pierced her soul like a dart.
It said, “I love Mom!” - in the midst of a heart.
Well, the wallpaper stayed, just the way she found it.
With a nice frame, hanging around it.
And T.J. grew up.
Then in war he did fall.
But his love still abides where he wrote on the wall.
— Author Unknown
If you missed yesterday’s edition of Bible or Not. Below, you’ll find the phrases and answers.
“Love in the real world means saying you’re sorry 10 times a day.” Kathie Lee Gifford
“The moment for action has arrived, and I know I can trust in you to save our country.” George B. McClellan
“Because I was confident of this, I planned to visit you first so that you might benefit twice.” 2 Corinthians 1:15
“All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.” Philippians 3:15
“My soul is more at rest from the tempter when I am busily employed.” Francis Asbury
“Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord Acton