Monday, January 3, 2011
OUR SURE FOUNDATION
There is a Christian hymn that says "on Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand." What exactly does this mean? Here in Huntsville a new hotel is being built downtown. A couple weeks into the construction process they had to stop because a sink hole was found in the ground. Had they proceeded without making the necessary corrections once the hotel was built it may have collapsed into this hole. It was not on a firm foundation.
Our life in Christ is much like that. Christ is the solid rock and as long we we are firmly with him doing his will and following him we will be able to deal with the 'sinkholes' in life. These sinkholes will come. No one is exempt. If we are firmly grounded in Christ we will be able to stand up under trials and not cave in.
1 Corinthians 3:11 says, "For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid,which is Jesus Christ." Matthew 7:24-27 says " Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
So what will it be for you. Do you choose solid rock or sand?
PRAYER: Dear Lord help those people reading this who have not made the Lord their solid rock. Help them turn to you and stand firmly on the 'solid rock' . In Jesus name,amen.