“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice
is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
In Matthew 7 Jesus contrasts two men. The foolish man who built his house on the sand and the wise man who built his house on the rock. The stroms of life came and the follish man’s house was washed away while the wise man’s house stood firm and strong. If you grew up in the church you probably learned this story in Sunday school class. We all know it, but do we truly practice it?
Yesterday, the students went down by the lake to build sand castles. This was representiative of how people in this world can easy build their houses on sand. When houses, or people’s lives, are build on sand, or things that will not fulfill, they can be swept away easily by water, wind, rain, or storms. These houses are destroyed quickly and easily. Yet the life that is built on the rock, Jesus Christ and His word, will be able to withstand all of these things. It will be a house that will never crumble. The same amount of time can go into building either house, one that will fall, or one that will stand. Yesterday’s activity of student’s building sandcastles helped illustrate this parable.
These final two months before summer break, we are pressing hard to build our houses on the rock, and laying a foundation that will continue to be built on for our lifetimes.