When I heard the news report of the man who had been swallowed by a sinkhole in Florida, my first thought was of the biblical account of a similar fate which befell Dathan and Abiram, two wicked men who dared to oppose Moses and rebel against God himself (Numbers 16). I wondered if this man so unexpectedly taken had known the Lord, even as I prayed for the comfort of his family and friends who are today trying to make sense of something they may never fully understand.
We live in a world where things can taken a sudden and often disatrous turn, resulting in an unexpected loss of life, including our own. Even if physical danger is not imminent sometimes we might feel that we are standing on shaky ground. For those who believe in Christ just the opposite is true.
Jesus is our sure foundation, the Solid Rock on which we stand in good times and bad. He is sovereign and in loving control of all that happens in our lives. When we live in full surrender to his will we can know that His presence will be with us in whatever circumstances we find ourselves.
If you feel overwhelmed by life and feel it is only a matter of time, figuratively speaking, before you are swallowed up by the sands of adversity, check to see where your feet are planted. If you are standing on Christ the Solid Rock, then you are safe. All other ground is sinking sand.
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