Jesus is the Rock

Scripture reading

He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.

–Luke 6:8

Thought of the Day

There is an old illustration about a speaker who to impress upon his listeners the importance of planning and to think outside the box. (I am sorry. I don’t really like that whole “outside the box” stuff. I guess if I was a turtle who lived in a box, I might understand it better. I am not a turtle who lives in a box.) Anyway, the speaker took a large jar and filled it with large rocks. Once the rocks came to the top, he asked if the jar was full. Most nodded yes. The man then took some gravel and poured it over the rocks. The gravel worked its way through the spaces in between the rocks. Is it full now? Maybe not. He then grabbed some sand and poured it over the rocks and gravel. What is left? You might have guessed. Finally the speaker took a pitcher of water and poured it in the jar to the top. The jar was now full.

Got the picture? Re-read the scripture for today. Think about foundations. If the speaker had poured the gravel and sand and water in the jar first, the rocks would not have all fit. In order for it to work, the rocks had to be first. The foundation had to be first if you may.

We all need a solid foundation in order to survive. Figure out what you need to do to re-arrange the things in your life so you can stand on a solid foundation. Make it so you can stand on the rock. Make sure that rock is Jesus the Christ.

Prayer

Lord, You are my Rock, my Foundation. Amen.

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