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Foundations - Saturdays Dose - June 16th 2012

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Saturdays Dose - June 16th 2012 

Foundations

"Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built on the foundation of theapostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple inthe Lord." - Ephesians 2:19-21 (NIV).

I have read that the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy was built from 1173 to 1372. This 12-story, solid marble structure began to lean even before it wascompleted. Quite significantly, the word "pisa" means "marshy land," which gives some clue as to why—after the first three stories were completed, the groundunderneath the tower began to sink. Also, its foundation is only 10 feet deep! Scientists are now working feverishly to keep this massive structure in place.They report that the tower moves about one-twentieth of an inch each year, and is now 17 feet out of plumb. Unless scientists and engineers can fix the foundation, in time this tower will eventually collapse.

It goes without saying that no building is any stronger or surer than its foundation. Compare the tower of Pisa with its ten-foot foundation, with the foundations of the great European cathedrals. Some of these foundations go down as far as fortyor fifty feet. In some instances, they form a mass of stone below the ground as great as that of the visible building above the ground. To build a great life islike building a great cathedral. You start with a sure foundation.

And there is no greater foundation to build our life on than Christ Jesus, the solid rock and cornerstone of God's kingdom, which brings to mind the old hymnwe used to sing as kids: "On Christ the solid rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand." Pity we don't teach many ofthese old hymns to our kids today along with the new praise choruses.

Prayer: "Our Loving Father in Heaven, I thank you that Jesus Christ is the living foundation of your Church and of your Kingdom. Help me to make him thesure foundation of my life and of my family. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a blessed Saturday! 
Courtesy: Daily Dose

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