Where Are You Building Your House?

When I went to bed Thursday evening all the snow was gone.  It had rained most of the day, and temperatures were in the low 40’s.  When I woke up Friday morning a blanket of fresh white snow was back!  I was really bummed out, and started complaining about the weather, and all the snow we’ve had this year, then I turned the t.v. on.

Reports were pouring in about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and I soon realized,  just how blessed I truly was.  The snow will be gone in a few days, but the devastation suffered by those unfortunate souls in Japan will not soon go away.

I have seen many of the amateur video’s from this disaster, and it’s almost like watching an apocalyptic movie.  A wall of water 30 feet high moving hundreds of miles an hour is hard to comprehend.  Lives lost, families broken, homes, businesses, farms, and even lands swept away in seconds.  Infrastructure gone, rivers inundated, fires raging, and dry land now buried under the sea, makes my 3 inches of snow so insignificant that I feel guilty for complaining.

Makes one realize we are not really in charge of things on this little green planet.  All our plans, dreams, and aspirations, can be “swept” away in a moments time.    Life is oh so fragile!   Tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, volcanoes, hurricanes, terrorist seem to be part of our daily lives anymore.  If a person doesn’t have a belief system to stand on, these could be very “fearful” days to be living in.

In the bible (Matthew 7:24-27) it says ”  Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a man who built his house on a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”  “Now everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell.  And great was the fall.”  Faith is the opposite of fear, and Jesus repeats over and over again in scripture to “fear not!”  Faith helps me to believe what Romans 8 : 37-38 says “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate me from the love of god which is in Christ Jesus the Lord.”  To the true Christian believer this life is only temporary as eternity waits with open arms.

May all who read this be blessed with a measure of love, truth, and faith.


One Response to “Where Are You Building Your House?”

  1. Art says:

    What a great post, Mike. Amen my friend. I couldn’t of said it better. The things we worry about on a daily basis are nothing really.