a forever house

Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain…” (NIV)*


I could not lay a foundation

that would stand the test of time.

Nor could I build walls

to protect in rain or shine.


I could not supply materials

destined not to wear down.

Nor could I know the future

to design each room around.


There’s one who lays foundations

eternity’s blueprint in mind.

His work guaranteed forever,

the house he’s building? Mine.


photo and poem by Patty Perkins


Psalm 127:1 is from the June 9th reading of The One Year Bible.

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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