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The Parable of Counting the Cost

Luke 14:25–33

Count the cost before you build
a tower to guard your crop and land.
Have you enough to finish the job?
What if it costs more than planned?
Nothing brings the ridicule
like a showy project halfway done.

Count the cost before you fight
a battle against a rival state.
If you’re outnumbered two to one,
peace discussions cannot wait!
Otherwise, you lose it all,
and losing all is a shameful fate.

The road to Jerusalem is easy and light
for the crowd on this hopeful day,
but the journey ends at Calvary
and most of the crowd drifts away.
It is faith fulfilled for those who stay,
as the stone of the tomb rolls away.

Discipleship comes at a cost.
Prepare yourself to take a stand,
resisting sin with all its snares.
But keep in mind you have a friend.
He walks with you day by day
and is there to greet you at the end.

August 15, 2018

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Author Bio

Dave Baldwin recently retired as senior technical writer from the Walt Disney Company (Technology Division) after 40+ years as a technical writer and editor. In his career, he also worked for Boeing, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Amazon. He has been a naval officer, college teacher, real estate broker, and masters track and field athlete (high jump and middle-distance races).

Dave is the author of a book about the history of track and field. A poet for many years, he is the former national secretary for the Haiku Society of America. He is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Snohomish, Washington, and lives in nearby Lake Stevens.

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