Monday, March 22, 2004

Take Your Turn on the Wall

“Take Your Turn on the Wall”

He rises early, before sunrise.  No need to bathe.  Where he’s going it doesn’t matter.  But there are other preparations necessary.  Guns.  Ammo.  Various other weapons and electronic wizardry to get the job done.  He’s packed.  He’s ready.  He heads out…for The Wall.


As he approaches the wall, he doesn’t see the one whom he will soon relieve.  No words will be spoken.  There is no “clocking in” or “clocking out”.  Just a simple, silent transfer of responsibility.  He takes his place on the wall.  When he’s done, another will replace him, though silent and unseen.  Someone must always be on The Wall.


This is how I feel as I take my turn in the church’s Watchmen prayer schedule.  I take it very seriously.  It’s my time on The Wall.  So what is the wall?  For me it symbolizes the higher location, the clearer view, the place between God and people.  This is where I purposely come to pray for many things, and most purposefully, God’s will to be done in our church.  The higher location means I’m drawing closer to the Heavenly Father. 


The wall is always designed to offer the clearest view possible.  I find this to be true when I am praying on “the wall”.  My view of the world, my life, my family, my finances, my work – my view of everything becomes clearer when I am praying, drawing near to God, on the wall.


At the back of the church is a sign-up sheet for the Watchmen prayer schedule.  Our goal is to maintain a constant prayer watch.  Will you join us?  Will you take your turn on the wall?  It’s not as difficult as you might imagine.  All we ask is that on the day you sign up for, you spend at least 15 minutes in prayer.  That’s 15 minutes of drawing near to your Heavenly Father.  So, what are you waiting for?  The view is fantastic!