The Unloved Ruin

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6 

The minibus curved around the misty green hills as Juliet the tor guide spun exciting and tragic tales of local clan wars and political dramas. As we were pulling up to Loch Awe in the highlands she told us the story of Castle Kilchurn, the unloved ruin. It was originally a fortress for the powerful Campbell clan but in time because of its uselessness was left to crumble. The term “unloved ruin” seemed so heartbreaking that it stuck with me the whole day. While other castles had families or the government investing in their restoration Kilchurn was left to the winds and whims of the locals who liked to take stones to decorate their properties. 

One if the reasons that I choose now to go to Scotland was because I felt a little crumbly myself. However one thing that I have realized is that I will never be an unloved ruin...and neither will you. Our renovator never leaves us due to budget problems or disinterest. He never walks away from this project because we have outlived our use or no longer bright and shiny. We are still under construction. So if you are feeling a bit crumbly today take time to sit with your Designer. He will leave you better than when you arrived. He is not finished with you!


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