Waves of Life
Have you ever stood on the sandy shores of the beach, up where the frothy waves leave their mark on the shore? As the waves just barley cover your bare toes, the descendant of the waves grabs the sand under your feet and takes it back into the ocean…. leaving your firm stance wobbly as the sand reforms under your heals. Its the oddest feeling, loosing your stance under the decending waves.
The bible talks about building your house in the “sand” or on the “rock” which when the waves come, and they will, will your house stand or fall?
Matthew 7:24-27 (ESV)
Build Your House on the Rock
24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
I have seen some amazing photos of houses on these small rock islands just off shore. After time the water does disintegrate the shore line, but slowly. Sand on the other hand is very pliable and taken back to the ocean with every pull and toss of the waves. It would be foolish to build a house on the sand. Kids love to build sand castles, they think they are far enough from the waves until the oceans hands reach in a grab their castle!
The ocean is amazingly mysterious, beautiful, powerful and peaceful. The magesticness of the mighty power the ocean brings to the earth is mind blowing. GODS designs are so mysteriously perfect. If our oceans die, our earth dies, its the center of the ecosystem. Something as microscopic as plankton control it all. The bottom of the food chain yet the top of the ecosystem! If plankton dies out it will be a huge devastating domino effect.
This is all so relevant to our internal amd external “homes” our family. If your house is not built on the strong foundations of God, it will fall like a house built on the sand. There are so many things these days to be fearful of including the ecosystem failing due to human ignorance and greed. If your house is built on the “rock” we have nothing to fear. As they say don’t turn your back on the ocean because it will get you every time, dont turn your back on God, because this world will get you every time!
Since our move to Reno this last week I feel like our house has been slammed with fierce worldly waves, many issues and problems! I can faithfully say we are still standing. I had to ask my husband for some grace over these last few days of adjusting and not being quite up to par on my mood, gratefully it was extended.
Even though our physical house changes, our “family” bond does not, It has been built on the ROCK of Jesus!