Unexpected Storms

Have you ever experienced something that was so unexpected that it left you feeling like the ‘carpet had just been pulled out from underneath you?’  

There are times in all our lives when circumstances out of our control happen.  No matter how much planning; sometimes the UNEXPECTED, unplanned things just happen.

When our middle son, Andrew was in grade school we planned a birthday party for him.  His birthday is in October.  One by one, as his friends were dropped off by their parents, it was a beautiful fall day.  Perfect temperature, no wind, not ONE CLOUD in the sky!  The party was SCHEDULED to last around three hours.

Halfway into this party, snow began to fall out of the sky, which had been “perfect” blue.  The wind began to kick in.  Within minutes visibility went to ZERO!  With the snow and wind, you could not see your hand in front of your face.  This THREE-HOUR party lasted for THREE DAYS!  We had a house full of boys to shelter and feed for three days!  Our son and his friends thought this was the BEST PARTY EVER!  How can we turn the unexpected into the best times of our lives?


In Matthew 7:24-27, we are instructed and encouraged to build our house on the rock, not sinking sands.  Storms come to everyone.

Verse 24 says how the wise man’s house is built on the rock.  In the Message it puts it this way, “They are foundational words, words to build a life on.  If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock.  Rain poured down, the river flooded, and a tornado hit – but NOTING MOVED that house.  It was fixed to the rock.”

God’s Word builds a strong foundation in our lives that will stand the test of time!  No circumstance will move us off the rock!


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