Frailty & Decay
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2.15-17)
I’v always been intrigued by dilapidated sites. It’s the sense of abandonment and decay that captivates me. Furthermore, it remind’s me of the frailty and transitory state of this fallen world. I often forget that this world is passing. I find myself in a constant battle - an inner conflict of fascination and focus. At times easily allured by the glamour of this world - subdued by shallow outer beauty’s which are perishing.
Then I see the frailty & decay of these former strong Industrial buildings. My mind changes. I realise nothing of this world is permanent, nothing secure, nothing consistent, nothing of eternal substance. I take a step back and turn my attention upward towards heaven were true security and eternity dwells.