School was canceled yesterday in anticipation of a stormy day. We were expecting high winds and thunderstorms. I kind of thought it was more of an excuse to give teachers and staff an extra day off.
I noticed on local weather what looked to be a serious line of thunderstorms, some causing tornadoes coming our way close to 3:30pm. The storm came and we had wind gusts up to 93 miles per hour. However, due to the storm moving fast we were all clear 30 minutes later. It seemed like much ado about nothing.
One of my students lives in a trailer home. Out of concern for her and her children, I arranged for them to spend the afternoon with another family in my program. Trailer homes are not safe in high winds.
It made me think about what Jesus said about foundations in life in Matthew 7.
“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. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
Just as a trailer home is not safe in a severe storm, not building our lives on Jesus and his teaching is not a secure foundation.. In contrast, building our lives on Jesus provides a solid foundation for our lives to withstand the storms of life.
Jesus is our solid rock that we can depend on in every situation.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.