Look at this picture of Caerphilly Castle. Can you spot the odd tower out? The south-east tower is leaning at a 10 degree angle and there is some debate as to whether this is due to subsidence or damage caused during the civil war. It is amazing that in our health and safety obsessed society that you can stand near and even underneath the tower.
As I looked at the tower I thought about the phrase in Psalm 62.3 where David says that he felt like a fence that was going to fall down. When you look at the tower, it’s hard to understand why it hasn’t fallen over.
The tower is a credit to its architect and to the people involved in the construction process. It has such a solid foundation and strength that it stands even though it is damaged.
The tower has a huge crack near the base, it really is damaged and yet it stands and I pray that this gives you hope today if you are struggling. The wooden statue holding the tower made me think of God and the way he holds us and is our strength when we have nothing left.
Caerphilly castle really is impressive and well worth a visit. I believe that God is even more impressive and that he is definitely worth following and relying on.
“Caerphilly aerial” by Cadw – http://cadw.wales.gov.uk/daysout/caerphilly-castle/?lang=en. Via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caerphilly_aerial.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Caerphilly_aerial.jpg