Still standing after the hurricane

While checking the weather today and realizing there will probably be a heavy frost tonight, I saw a video about a house that is standing along the water in Mexico Beach, Florida.  It stands alone along the water after Hurricane Michael.  It was built last year to a new stricter building code.  It stands on pillars that lift it high above the shore so that the storm surge goes underneath it.  The pillars go 28 feet below the surface.  Everything is connected with bolts.  It was so heavy duty that the guy doing the interview said it looked like a roller coaster assembly!  Even the windows are hurricane proof.  The owner said you have to expect hurricanes along the panhandle of Florida and that is why it was built that way.

As a pastor, I am often with people in the worst storms of their lives.  While I do not judge anyone for how they react in the valleys, once in a while I spend time with people who are just like the “house built to withstand the storm”.  Their foundation goes deep.  They understand that storms come and storms go.  Sometimes the storms take away everything dear to you.  Yet they know that there is an immovable Rock upon which their foundation rests.  It is not that they do not cry or do not mourn.  They just do it with hope.  They do not mourn as those who have no hope.

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:13

So dig deep, my friends.  Build your life on that firm foundation that is Jesus Christ.

You can watch the video about the house here.

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2 Responses to Still standing after the hurricane

  1. Eileen White says:

    Amen! There is a rock to stand on in the valley.

  2. Eileen White says:

    There is always a rock to stand on in the valley.

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