Matthew 8: 15-27
verses 24-27: “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
I think about preparing for the future when I read this passage today. My faith in God is like making an investment that is 100% safe. No matter what happens to me in this life, I have God, always. It is hard to remember this when things happen which rattle me or make me anxious. I don’t like being uncomfortable, and I find it extremely difficult to tolerate seeing others who I love, in pain. But God is here, with each and every one of us, every minute of every day. What better insurance is there?
Heavenly Father, I can’t find words which convey the extent of my gratitude. It is not lost on me what you desire for me, and what your love offers me. But I am a human being with limited capacities. I will strive to be worthy. Help me to keep my heart clean and worthy of your presence. Amen
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