Whose House?

Kommern Freilichtmuseum, July 31, 2013 003This is my house, yet still not mine.

My heir will own it for a while.

And soon the third comes to reside,

Then when he’s done, gets dragged outside.

The fourth and fifth, too, don’t stay long.

Tell me, to Whom does it belong?


(I adapted this poem from German.
A great reminder that we really don’t own anything.)


“Father, remind me that it all belongs to You. 
Show me how to bring You glory
with all that You have entrusted me with.

Thank You for allowing me to be Your steward.”


Kommern Freilichtmuseum, July 31, 2013 002

“for every animal of the forest is mine,
    and the cattle on a thousand hills.
Psalm 50:10


  1. Such wisdom in that poem, to help us refocus on what’s important. Thank you for sharing, Heidi. i also love your comment to omtatjuan above: “I believe we own the things that are invisible … faith, hope, and most of all love.” Invisible, yes, but supremely valuable!


  2. So true. We get all bunched up about ‘ownership’ – or lack thereof. A good reminder that all we gather in this life is sooner or later left to someone else! Only what we have done for god’s glory will last…


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