“The wise man builds his house upon a rock…
The rains came down as the floods came up…
And the house on the rock stood firm.”
If you grew up in church, there’s a good chance you learned that song as a small child.
(I don’t know about you, but I practically have to sit on my hands to keep them from doing the motions as this song rolls around in my brain.)
There’s much truth packed into this simple children’s song. But what you and I didn’t learn until much later is that there are many foundations we can choose for our lives.
Unfortunately, many well-intentioned people are choosing the wrong one. Even some who claim to be Christians.
Not because they don’t know the right foundation. But because they don’t know what it takes to build there.
I’m at Satisfaction Through Christ today, considering this timely topic. Here’s an excerpt:
I recently wrote a post challenging the notion of so-called “pro-choice Christians.”
I was dismayed by one Facebook response to that post.
It involved a casual, “This doesn’t change my mind.”
Followed by a *shrug*.
I think it was the shrug that hurt the most.
Not because I was personally acquainted with this woman.
And not because her comment was particularly insulting.
It hurt because I suddenly found myself face-to-face (virtually speaking) with a person who claims to be a Christian but is completely missing the point.