Instability...

I found myself thinking I had the craziest vertigo the other day. I was outside in the warm San Diego sunshine bending down hiding easter eggs for my daughters 1st official easter egg hunt with her cousins. My head started swimming and I had to quickly plant my hand on the ground to steady myself so I wouldn't fall over. The problem with that was that the thing (the ground) that I reached out to for stability was the thing causing the instability. We were having an earthquake. I had never been outside during an earthquake before. Usually I am indoors and hear the building, house or room I am in shaking and everything in it rattling. This one was strange. The ground itself was shaking. I could see it. I remember thinking...this is weird...the ground isn't supposed to shake. The ground is the place where we root things deeply for stability. Construction workers dig down into the ground where they can place an anchoring system that anything can be built off of, bridges, skyscrapers, homes, schools, sports arenas. What happens when the thing you've anchored everything to is found to be unstable? Maybe you thought your family would be a good anchor...then one day you wake up and the ground shook splitting your family in two, three, four pieces and everything you had in your life that was rooted right there in that family ground comes crumbling down. Maybe you thought your education/career would be your anchor...then one day you get laid off and remain jobless for months because of a bad economy? Matthew 7:24-27 says

24"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. 25The 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. 26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash."

Lord today remind me to firmly anchor my life in Your words. Help me to put them into practice so that I can be able to withstand the storms. Let me curl up during the torrential downpours and earthquakes that life brings and know that you are my strong foundation and I never need to worry about You not being stable enough. I trust You...I trust You...I trust You...


Posted on April 8, 2010 and filed under Anything and Everything.