“Behold I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation…” (Isaiah 28:16) One of the most famous landmarks in the world is the leaning tower of Pisa in Italy. So many people from around the world come simply to see a building that was built on a very shaky foundation. Without some 21st century marvels of engineering, it would have fallen over by now. It was built on the wrong foundation.
In the seventh chapter of Matthew, Jesus speaks of a man who built his house on a rock. When the winds and storms came, the house stood strong because of its’ sure foundation. But Jesus also speaks of a man who built his house on sand, a very unstable foundation. The winds and storms came and that house fell, and great was the fall. (Matthew 7:27)
What are we building the foundation of our lives upon? What type of ground have we choose to set our lives on? Have we built on sand that seems to be crumbling right before our eyes? Is our foundation another person or a group of people? Is our foundation our abilities and accomplishments? Is our foundation built upon the things of this world, success, possessions and worldly securities? Because if so, it’s all sand and it won’t hold up under the pressure of the winds of discouragement, the waves of disappointment and the storms of tragedy, affliction and tribulation.
But when our foundation is Jesus Christ… His Word, His promises, His presence and His love… our house will stand and stand securely! It’s never too late to change foundations. His grace and mercy assure us of that. “For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11)