by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey

Here we are, one month into quarantine, and the Politicians are starting to discuss how we will return to normal. As if anything can go back to “normal” after this. I think one of the best things about Covid-19 is it has forced all of us to re-evaluate some things. Through this, most of us have discovered our lives aren’t as stable as we thought they were.

I have been thinking a lot about one of the parables that Jesus taught in Matthew 7:24-27. He said, “Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house; and yet it did not fall, for its foundation had been built on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”

Jesus said He is the rock we build our lives on. Anything short of that is the same as building a house on sand. When I lived in Florida, I saw the results of building a house on sand. It creates sinkholes that can swallow your entire property. One day you have a home, the next day you have a hole. Pretty scary stuff. I think right now, most of our Country is discovering the vulnerability of building on the sinkholes of Wall Street and Washington, and great has been our fall.

That’s not a bad thing. Honestly, when we discover we have been sitting on a sinkhole this side of eternity, we are given the opportunity for change in our lives. We also get to learn we aren’t as in control of things as we thought we were. And that’s always a plus.

I think about all the things I thought I had control over. One of them was Caring Counseling and the needs of my staff. I can’t tell you how many sleepless nights I have spent worrying about providing for my employees. Now, one tiny, invisible germ has put us all out of work. Through this, God has shown me I have been the sand beneath them. But He is their rock and mine. He is taking care of us. We will be okay, because underneath it all, we have Jesus as our solid foundation.

How about you, have you discovered what your foundation is made of? If your foundation isn’t Christ, I caution you against rushing out and trying to put your house of cards back in order after they lift the bans. I know our old normal felt comforting, but it’s all a false sense of comfort. Please don’t wait until the other side of eternity to discover you were sitting on a sinkhole.

There is an old song that goes like this, “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ, my righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand..” Now, move off that sinkhole and call out to the Solid Rock, and let Him rebuild your foundation.

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