I was watching an episode of Fixer Upper this past weekend where the wife had inherited her Papa’s house. The land was good, but the home was not. It had sat vacant for over a decade and nature had moved indoors. There was quite a bit of damage. Under further investigation under the floor boards, it was found that the foundation was damaged as well.
The home was basically rebuilt from the foundation up. It had to be. A house with an unstable foundation is unsafe for living.
That reminded me of another unstable foundation. As a small child we visited the (Leaning) Tower of Pisa. It is the bell tower, one of four monuments in the Piazza dei Miracoli (square or field of miracles) in the city of Pisa, Italy. It has been unstable since its construction began in 1173 on ground too soft on one side. After several stops and starts it was finally completed in 1372, still leaning. It was closed for 10 years from 1991 to 2001 for restoration due to its unsafe foundation. It now leans less, but unmistakably still leans.
Just like us. When we have an unstable foundation to how we live, we too are living unsafe. Living on slippery ground.
Let’s all turn to Jesus when it comes to building our foundations. Let’s all choose steady ground. He is the cornerstone of our foundations. With Him we will not shift from side to side. Lean one way or another. Even fall. We will stand firm. Let’s all build our foundations on the rock!
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. Psalm 62:2
Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell–and great was its fall.” Matthew 7:24-27
Love and laughter,