She spends hours putting them together and one day, as I watched her, I asked, “Doesn’t this depress you? You’ve put so much into something that someone’s going to tear apart in less than five minutes!”
She just shook her head, said it didn’t bother her, while she continued on her work.
My friend’s indifference to her edible art’s destruction held a great truth… nothing lasts forever.
Whether it’s a cake that gets divvied up among the guests, a windstorm that takes out a 100-year old structure, a sandcastle that gets knocked over by the waves, or even our very lives — nothing will last.
Except the grace of God.
Jesus told the story of building our foundations on a rock verses sand in Matthew 7:24-27.
He spoke of needing a solid foundation so when the storms of life come through, we are anchored.
Whatever we build in our lives – success, money, possessions – all will collapse if it’s built on the insecurity of the sand, which can be shifted and blown about.
However, when we anchor ourselves to the Rock of Jesus, we can stand against any storm.
The grace of Jesus — that’s forever.
Today, as you pray, ask the Holy Spirit to remind you of this truth, to help you keep in perspective all that will eventually blow away compared to the Rock of Jesus and His everlasting grace.
NOTE: Feel free to comment, but these prayer prompts are meant to be between you and God. Matthew 6:6 — But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.