“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.” – Jesus in Matthew 7:24-25
Living in Wisconsin, we’ve all probably heard the dreaded sound of the tornado warning. We hear the siren and head for the basement, or an enclosed room, someplace that will grant us shelter in the storm. A mobile home is one of the worst places to be when a tornado is approaching. Why? Trailers or RV’s do not have a strong foundation. There is no basement or storm cellar in which you can ride out the storm unscathed. I’d rather be in a well-built house that I know has a strong foundation when a storm strikes.
Jesus told a parable about 2 men who built houses; one built on a firm, solid foundation, the other did not. When the storm hit, it hit both houses; but one stood firm, while the other collapsed. When Jesus told that story, He was talking about our lives and on what we are building our lives. Are we building our lives on a solid foundation?
There are many kinds of storms we face in our life journey… family problems, illness, death, failure. We all face storms! If you aren’t in the midst of a storm right now, chances are, you may be soon…that is life.
How can we make sure we are building our lives on solid ground? How do we continue to stand strong when things go wrong? How can we have Unshakable faith when the storms of life threaten? During April and May in worship, we will be learning some principles that will help us to stand strong when the storms of life hit. I hope you will make the commitment to join us for the preaching series “Unshakable Faith.” This series is based on the book, Unshakeable by Nelson Searcy.
See you in worship Sunday mornings @ 10:00 A.M.!!
Grace and peace,