This is the season when many of you are storm-proofing your houses. Preparing for winter. I grew up in Northwest Iowa so I know all about winter. In Iowa, we also had to storm-proof our cars with better lubricants, snow tires and radiator heaters that we could plug-in every night.
Now that I live in Phoenix, we don’t need to do any storm-proofing except for making sure our air conditioners are in top shape before summer begins.
So when the rains of disappointment, grief and sadness pour down, our house will stand.
When the streams of hurt and lies and pain rise, our house will stand.
And when the winds of anger, hate and confusion beat upon our house, it does not fall. Because its foundation is built upon the Rock.
Jesus says that a foolish person will build their house on sand and their house will crash down when the storm comes. He says we are this foolish person if we hear his words and don’t put them into practice.
The storm is coming – it may already be blowing into your life – is your foundation ready?
Jesus tells us exactly what to do to storm-proof our lives. We need to listen to him and obey.
Today is the day. There is no better time than right now.
Dear Father, please guide us in building our lives upon the Rock.