We’ve all seen the images on our TV screens and heard the reports of the catastrophic (to put it mildly) damage to Houston and the coasts of Texas and Louisiana caused by Hurricane Harvey, which continues to rage. My heart goes out to the thousands and thousands of people who are struggling because of this natural disaster.
There is much beauty in this world but there is also much uncertainty and danger. We are surrounded by disease, illness, poverty, natural calamities, accidents, hatred, warfare, and death. We live in an imperfect, fallen world; fallen because of sin. But God loves us so much He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, into this world to pay for our sins on the cross. Jesus rose from the grave, defeating sin and death, and offers eternal life and fellowship with God to all those who repent of their sins and accept Him as Savior by faith alone.
Many people living in this relatively prosperous country would never consider trusting in Jesus Christ because their lives are going so well: a good job, no sickness, a loving family and loving friends, food on the table, a roof overhead, and gas in the tank. Who needs Jesus when everything seems to be going so well?
But Hurricane Harvey reminds us all that this life is very fragile and tenuous. I pray many of those impacted by the hurricane will turn to Jesus Christ and accept Him as Savior. In this fallen and unpredictable world, He is the only Rock and sure foundation. Go to Christ in prayer. Repent of your sins. Accept Him as Savior by faith alone. None of us know what a day may bring.
“Trust in the LORD forever, for in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.” – Isaiah 26:4
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” – Matthew 7:24-27