Here, then, is a little Christmas-related ditty. From all at Barnard Towers, may I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and blessed Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2017.
THE GREAT ARCHITECT
Building a home, a place of your own,
is a careful and skilled operation;
be it palace or croft, from cellar to loft
you must start with a stable foundation.
Doors, passages, halls, windows, ceilings and walls
are all signs of great civilisation,
but what makes buildings sound is what’s under the ground –
so there must be a stable foundation.
When the world first began, built to one clever plan,
human life was the greatest creation.
But no matter how fine is the final design,
it must start with a stable foundation.
The Creator, afraid that the world He had made
might be heading for hell and damnation,
concocted a plan which could save sinful man –
but it must have a stable foundation.
So with angels in flight, on a Bethlehem night,
to a world cursed with pain and frustration
came One whose sole aim was to end sin and shame;
He began with a stable foundation.