Sunday, March 27, 2005

The Writing On The Wall

As a Skilled Maintenance man in the Building Group, for a large auto manufacturing company, I am required to keep everything running from heating/cooling, to telephones, to production equipment, to making cars. But also included are relief station repairs (also known as the” john”.) Occasionally we are called to remove or paint over graffiti. Some is filth, but most is of the anti-company variety.
While repairing a commode, I noticed the following written in the mortar seam of the concrete blocks.

Today Jesus is your Savior. Tomorrow He may be your Judge.

Since I am a Christian, and there had been no complaints, I decided to ignore it. A few days later I came back to check my work and someone had written an addition.

Does He write on the wall?

Since it was near the end of my shift, I decided to come back the next day and paint over all of it before someone called to complain. When I came back with my spray paint, I was amazed that another comment was added.

Yes – Read Daniel 5:5.

With such a good response, I couldn’t bear to remove it, and there have been no complaints about it since.

"In the same hour the fingers of a man's hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king's palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote."
-Daniel 5:5


Blogger DAD-WHIT said...

I sent this in to Readers Digest. "All in a day's work" We'll see what comes from it.

8:11 PM  
Blogger A-Whit said...

Dad, commenting on your own blogs? What next? You sign in as "Anonymous"and leave "Wasn't this writing impeccable?"

Just kidding. I love this story. Who knew that religious warfare continues into the men's restroom? Thanks for writing Dad!

I hope Readers Digest prints it, but either way: Pleeeeease keep it up! (And tell your wife to get back on the blog wagon too!)

9:43 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

That's pretty clever. Sounds like the writing on the wall was creating quite a stink! If it gets published, I wanna see it!

12:27 PM  
Blogger momma-whit said...

Great story. I hope it does make it in "Reader's Digest." If so, you'll be published twice, with your article in "The Kentucky Explorer."

3:20 PM  
Blogger Stud said...

I would like to hear more about "The Kentucky Explorer".

If you get a chance you should take a digital picture of that masterpiece. Also I bet there are many ministers and preachers that would love to use that story for there sermons.


5:36 PM  

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