Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 30, 2004
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of May 30, 2004
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho Press,
here is a selection from our new book of daily devotions,
"Living as the Beloved: One Day at a Time," by the Rev.
Dr. Sandra Bochonok
Please get out your Bible and read the Gospel and Dr.
Bochonok's meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
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Wise and foolish builders
Jesus said, "Everyone then who hears these words
of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man
who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the
floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that
house, but it did not fall, because it had been
founded on rock."
Matthew 7:24-25 (NRSV)
My father was a master carpenter. While in my
teens, he and my mother built the home of their
dreams. I will always remember his painstaking
attention to detail as he laid the foundation,
installed plumbing and wiring. Most of his
friends were plumbers, electricians, carpenters,
and laborers. They helped him build the house.
Many were the nights that my father would quietly
redo much of the work. He would only be satisfied
with the best work and sturdiest house. Houses
are just not made like that anymore in our prefab
construction world. My father's house could
withstand most of what Mother Nature could offer.
The foundation was rock-solid.
The words of Jesus offer us a rock-solid spiritual
foundation for our lives. We will be wise to put
them into practice. Whatever life brings us, we
will have the inner resources to withstand adversity,
temptation, despair, grief, persecution, injustice,
and evil. Jesus is our rock.
Some Bibles will have the words of Jesus in red print.
If you have never read them before, it can be a
transforming experience. You will be given wisdom,
insight, faith, courage, peace, and joy. As we say
in North America, "Try it, you'll like it."
God, let the words of Jesus Christ be the foundation
of our lives. Amen.
Grace and peace,
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