Dad meticulously calculated the materials he’d need to build a deck, railing, and storage room onto the “mobile,” our first home.
“It’ll be ‘rock solid’ when I’m finished,” Dad said. A master carpenter and design engineer, we didn’t doubt him. Years later, we returned to see the mobile home. The deck, railing, and storage unit remained standing, although the house itself was falling apart.
“Rock-solid.” It reminded me of the memorable chorus of the hymn written by Edward Mote in 1834, that begins, “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.”
Indeed, Jesus is the solid rock, the cornerstone of our faith. Nearly one hundred verses in the Bible attest to this. For example, Matthew 7:24-25 tells the story of a wise man who “built his house on the rock.” When violent storms and floods came, it did not collapse—it was built on solid ground.
When we rely on God’s Word and put our trust in Him, we are like the wise man who builds his house upon the rock. Talk about a firm foundation!
Rock-solid. It’s the faith we strive for—to be strong in our convictions, steadfast, and unwavering in our belief.
On the contrary, a weak foundation in one’s spiritual life or a weak foundation in one’s earthly home can cause collapse like that of sinking sand.
Jesus Christ, the Master Carpenter, is the builder of all things good. Spiritually speaking, no contract needs to be signed and money is not needed. All that is required is the willingness to acknowledge Jesus as your Lord and Savior and to follow Him.
Through Christ, you can build up a rock-solid faith that will help you weather the storms of life.
Your heart and soul will be eternally grateful!
Through God's Word!"
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