Pastor Reflections - Lars
Matthew 7:24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like aa foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
What is the foundation of your life?
In times like this, the answer to that question is becoming increasingly clear for many people.
Some have built their houses on the sands of Wall Street and bank accounts. Others have erected impressive towers on the flimsy foundation of their education and career. Some are building on the sand of physical fitness and diet. There are those establishing massive mansions on the shifting ground of romantic relationships. Many are constructing resorts on the beaches of entertainment and distractions of pleasure.
In every case, storms will bring them down. It is just a matter of when. The storm of COVID19 is exposing many faulty foundations. However, nothing will compare to the coming tsunami of God’s judgment. Without exception, it will bring down the highest most impressive structures built by man in his pride and self-sufficiency, bringing them down to the ground like a tornado snapping a twig. It will be said "great was the fall of it."
Only those who have constructed their houses on the solid rock of Jesus will be prepared for that storm and see the day of glory. This week we remember that Jesus has already gone through that storm on our behalf. He victoriously weathered the tsunami of judgment upon sin, endured the flood of death, and was resurrected in glory as a solid rock foundation for any who come to him and build their lives upon him.
Have you? Is he your foundation? That is wisdom.
As we begin this Holy Week, marching day by day to Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, let’s remember and rejoice that our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. We can look through any storm, even the great storm to come, and see our promised Savior waiting for us on the other side.
He is our Rock. He is our sure hope. He is our eternity. He is risen indeed!