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For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. [1st Corinthians 3:11]

Unless you are camping in the remotest reaches of the rural countryside, you undoubtedly interact with several buildings every day. When you have a moment, take look at the buildings around you. Yep, every single one has a foundation, but you probably can't see that foundation (unless you happen to be in the basement). A foundation is what connects it to the earth, and although other parts of the building are significant, the foundation is where the work of real import gets done: resisting wind and seismic forces, transferring dead and live loads to the ground, etc. In fact, it's what makes a building, "a building." If a structure is not attached to the earth, then it technically is no longer a building, but instead a movable object (think of a trailer home or a tiny house or an RV). While mobile spaces serve certain purposes, we all know what happens to them when the earth shakes and the wind blows really hard! Unquestionably, safe shelter from a violent storm is found only inside a building.

Just as a building's foundation attaches it to the reality and stability of the earth, so also our lives are intended to be connected to the Creator of the universe. The Apostle Paul tells us that there is only one way to have a spiritual foundation: Jesus Christ. We must recognize that there is no other path to being rooted into God, no other means to absorb the spiritual storms and shakes of life, no safe shelter except through a relationship with God's Son. All other methods or religious programs are counterfeits; they are movable objects masquerading as buildings.

Is your life a building with a foundation, or a mobile space? Are you connected to the Creator through Jesus Christ? This week, seek shelter from the storm in the confidence of your relationship with Him.

--Greg

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