I listened to the radio yesterday morning while I washed the dishes, and was really struck by something a lady said. She and the DJ were discussing couples, and how it was good for them to have time to themselves instead of being joined at the hip. She said if you have two concrete pillars holding the roof on a structure and those pillars are too close together, that roof will fall. Similarly, if they’re too far apart, the roof will also fall because its foundation isn’t good. But if they’re just the right distance apart, then that roof will stay up.
Although they were talking about couples, I think this speaks to all of us. If I depend on my family or friends to be happy, if I give them first place in my heart and think too highly of them, my life will fall apart. If I distance myself from family and friends, if I have no need of them and there’s a wide chasm between us, then my life will also fall apart. But if I give them their rightful place in my heart – Jesus at the centre (whom I depend on for my joy) and them second, then my life will remain secure because my Foundation is good.
What are the foundations like in your life? Have you considered doing what the children’s song says – building your life on the Lord Jesus Christ?