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10/29/2012

Psalm 62: 1-2 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken, in Him.

The Nature of The Sand.

Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday, the Lord impressed me to look up the etymology of the name Sandy.  Besides being a common name derived from Alexander, the next description caught my attention, and it was simply this: SANDY as “SPEAKING OF THE NATURE OF SAND”. My thoughts went to the scripture in Matthew where Jesus is reminding his listeners of the importance to live their lives based on the principles of God’s word. Matt 7:24-27 ( the Message)

image“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock.

“But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them into your life, you are like a [an unwise]  carpenter who built his house on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”

This is the nature of building on the sand, on a temporal, shifting foundation that never lasts; but, rather, will let you down when storms come. As the world erodes around us, the solid Rock is our only stability. Not a man, not a president, not riches, or fame. God is our only source of stability that endures all storms, and is a light that shows us our way through the night.

It seems as though this storm is another reminder of the fragility of our lives as it interrupts our plans, and puts a nation on alert, as if Sandy herself is telling us to be wary on what we build our lives upon, surly the outer banks of the east coast know how quickly the sea can claim property built on the sand.

Our prayers are with friends and family that is in the path of this storm, and we have a few out there, being we are not that far from the Atlantic ocean ourselves.

Psalm 18:2  The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

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