The Builder’s Son: A Short Story

The Builder's Son

The Builder’s Son is An Intriguing Short Story about mankind’s varied perspective on guidance.

The Builders Son

Imagine there was a kind, loving man who owned an extraordinarily vast portion of land. And on this massive piece of land, he strongly desired to build some sort of dwelling place. Therefore, he along with his son built a house, all by themselves, with their bare hands.  The house the builder’s son and his father built was the largest, most beautiful, exquisite home that had ever been built!

Imagine the house they built was constructed from the rarest stones, metals, and woods—so rare that there were none other like it on earth.  It was the ULTIMATE oasis!

Then one day, word got out about the man’s extraordinary property and people flocked from all over the world trying to find the builder’s masterpiece, but to no avail.  

When he heard of the news, he was so elated that, not only did he want them to see his house, but he gave the generous invitation to anyone who desired to live there, as well!  

So, the kind man sent his son out to travel the world, telling everyone he found to follow him to his father’s house (since everyone seemed to be looking for it).  

Many followed him in excitement and expectation, while on the other hand, a broad majority told him, “No thanks. Someone else is already showing me the way.  But thanks, anyway.

Scratching his head, the builder’s son told them, “But I’m the only way to get there. Even though it’s a very narrow path to reach the location, I’m the only one who can lead you to my father’s house.  Any other way is simply IMPOSSIBLE!

Others smirked, “Rumor has it, someone else built that house, and it’s not even your dad’s.”  Stunned, the builder’s son assured them that, to every original are countless counterfeits, adding that he was even present when it was built.

Someone else mentioned, “Why do you have to be the only way to get there?  Why does it have to be your father’s house?” So the builder’s son replied, “Because, I’m the ONLY one who knows the way and MY father is the one who built it! It is what it is. You can’t change the TRUTH.”  

Last, but not least, there were others who thought the house was just a fairy tale and didn’t exist, so they just passed by the loving man’s son, ignoring him, as he tried desperately to get their attention.

Now, imagine the Son in this story is Jesus.

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:6


-Jennifer Bagnaschi

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