The Watchers on the Wall The illumination in the sky was not emanating from the sun which

was still yet to rise. However all things were visible to those who waited and watched. The soldiers waiting in formation on the top of the icy wall could see each other clearly even though there was no obvious source of light. Their uniforms were red and gold, their pointed peasant type hats were straw coloured also. Soldiers they were, and of eastern origin, yet they bore no weapons. Anxiety, apprehension and anticipation filled their breasts and showed in their frequent sideways glances one to another. Above each soldier, suspended on a cord, which was in turn attached to a long line extending above the heads of all of the soldiers, was a golden bell; a bell about the size of a large fist. At the base of the wall to the eastern side, were rolling hills of rock; smooth rock with no vegetation. Some were capped with a dusting of snow. The hills extended to encroach on a small village which sat right on the edge of a bay. At the entrance to the bay, on opposite sides, were two pairs of icebergs. Despite the light from an invisible source there was no discernible activity or audible noise from the village. The only sounds were the inhalations of the soldiers on the wall as they drew the frosty air into their bodies deeper and faster in increased anticipation. It was the duty and awesome responsibility of the first soldier to sight the rising sun cross the horizon to give the warning. This he was to do by striking the bell suspended directly above his head. The soldiers at his side had to respond likewise and so the message

would spread along the wall in a resonance that would awaken the village inhabitants. The inhabitants had to be warned. The warmth of the rising sun would immediately melt the four icebergs. This would cause an increase of the sea level in the bay and the village would be flooded. It was inevitable. The sun would rise. The increased warmth would bring the flood to the village. They must be warned as soon as this occurs. And the Watchers on the Wall had no choice. There they must remain, watching in the unseen light for the greater light which was certainly to come.

…………………………………………………………………………….. Who are the Watchers? Who are those who must be warned ? Those who have a knowledge of the Sun, the Son of God, have the responsibility to warn all those who sleep in dark ignorance of the truth. They stand on the wall in the light available to them, aware of the coming of the son and needing to warn those who will flounder if not warned in time. Are you a Watcher or a Sleeper? Where will you be when the Sun rises? Will those who need to hear the benefit of the warning receive the knowledge in time to save then from the inevitable inundation to come? …………………………………………………………………………….. Thelma Elizabeth Atwater

Melbourne Australia April 2011

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