Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Matthew 7:24-25 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.  The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall because it had been founded on rock.”

I really like my house and my neighborhood.  There is a greenbelt that runs through just a block away so occasionally we see or hear wildlife.  Along with coyotes, hawks and foxes, we have rabbits.  These fuzzy little long-eared creatures have become a nuisance to some of us.  They are ruining lawns and one of my neighbors just hired a company to come eradicate them from his yard.  It seems those little rascals have dug down under the foundation of his house and, if left to their own devices, could eventually make the foundation of the house unstable.  Who knew?  The foundations are deep in the ground but apparently rabbits can dig deeper.  According to this parable our spiritual houses need to be built on solid rock.  If we build our faith on the rock of Jesus, we will not succumb.  Rabbits cannot dig through solid rock and neither can evil weaken the rock of Jesus.  If we build on the rock of Jesus, our foundation will remain solid and sure.  Let the rabbits dig in the fields to their hearts content but keep them from destroying your house.  Be like the wise man in Jesus’ parable and build your foundation on rock.

You speak and sometimes we hear.  Open our ears this morning so that we hear the message you have for us and then move our hearts and feet into action.  Help us to be wise, listening and obeying your word, building our foundation on you, the rock of ages.  Amen.