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My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

The sand sculptures at Parksville, BC never disappoint. Each year's theme is different and the sand artist's conception of that theme is unique. Yet each sculpture is temporary.

Sand is used to create glass, artificial islands, bricks and concrete. It increases traction on roads, adds texture to paintings, filters water, and holds open cracks during hydraulic fracking. However it's easily eroded by water and wind.

In Saskatchewan, the melting glaciers left deposits of sand and gravel. Prairie grass grew over it, hiding its instability. A tale was told about a farmer who'd driven over an area in his pasture in the morning and in the afternoon only one tire track remained, the other had slumped a short distance down the slope. Not a good place to build a home.

Christ invites us to listen to Him and follow His teachings. He invites us to pray for those who hurt us. He invites us to forgive. He promises to be with us in a world full of trouble and pain. He invites us to reconcile with those who are grieved or offended by us. He invites us to love as He loves. He promises to comfort those who mourn. He invites us to pursue Him and his way of doing things. He promises to fill those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. He promises rest for the weary. He invites us into a life of faith, a life of utter dependence on the One who will complete the good work in us. He is the immovable bedrock of our lives and he invites us to dwell and make our home with Him.

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.” Matthew 7:24-27 NLT

Are you building on sand or bedrock?

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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