In the past year, I have been learning some hard lessons on relationships. The syllabus has included priority, prominence, and price. I sat down one day to sort out some of what God was teaching me. The following is what appeared on the screen:
I was standing on a three-legged pedestal.
One leg was God.
One leg was family.
One leg was friends.
When the family leg wobbled and seem to break,
I leaned on the other two,
finding it hard to keep my balance,
When I felt the second leg shatter,
I didn’t know how to stay up.
I had been leaning on that friendship leg so hard and for so long,
I was left flailing my arms,
crying out to God to help me stay up.
I think he has let me fall.
I don’t think he wanted me on that particular pedestal.
Now I’m on the ground,
with nothing but Rock below me to build on.
“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.” – Jesus, Matthew 7:24-25
On Christ the solid Rock I stand.