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. 25 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. (Matthew 7:24-25)
It certainly has been a summer of storms. One day a tree looking tall and strong…and the next day it’s laying on the ground pulled out by the roots….due to too much rain and extreme winds, taking the tree down to the ground. As I was driving around Antigo after the “big” storm, looking at the aftermath, I was reminded of the story that Jesus told about a wise builder and a foolish builder. You remember the story.
The wise person built their house on the rock, the foolish person built their house on the sand. When the storms hit, they hit both houses. The house built on sand collapsed, while the house built on rock stood firm. The parable of course is not really about houses, rain and wind…it’s about building our lives on a strong foundation.Read more Building our Lives on a Strong Foundation