Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Matthew 24:35 ESV)
Having just dropped my daughter off at the airport, I was weighted down with melancholy thoughts. No matter the age of our kids, we parents always pray that they will continue in their walk with God and will grow in faith. Watching them leave home is an exercise for our own faith.
In any event, I drove home with a heavy heart. Then, suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a deserted house. Or rather, the remains of a house. Tucked in the back half of a large lot, stood a straight, cement foundation of about three feet high. In the front of the foundation, the utility box was still attached. But what made the ‘house’ so unique was the four-foot tall grass that was growing across the entire top. There were no longer walls, doors or . . . anything . . . just weeds.
But the foundation was solid. It was not crumbling and didn’t appear to have any cracks or compromised corners.
This is what I prayed for. This is what I had to believe to be true. That my baby’s foundation was strong and righteous and that no matter what hit her life, or even if walls fell down around her, she would be alright because His Word was her base. And life can grow up out of that.
Father, thank You for your Truth. Thank You for giving us Your Word that will stand the test of time; truth that we can build our lives upon. Whatever passes away in this earthly life means nothing outside of our relationship with You. Help us to build up our children and our friends in this truth. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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