From The Foundation Up

August 22, 2008
by Julie Bowles

Hebrews 1:10 – You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. (NKJV)

Our congregation has recently begun the building of a new church. I pass by almost once a day. I have watched the land being stripped and brought to a grade level needed for construction. I know that this is part of the preparation. Then, stakes went into the ground to mark out where the building would be built.

Then came the piles of dirt. From the road, it looked like piles of dirt, but as the days passed, the piles seemed to be moving from place to place. One day, I saw a cement truck on the site. Having been around the construction of buildings before, I was aware that the moving of the dirt was a result of the digging of the footings, the pouring of the concrete, and then the backfilling of the trenches. The piles moved as the workers moved along to the next spot, until the footings had been poured and backfilled around the entire outside wall of the building.

As I spent some time in prayer, I worked through the following. Our lives, at times, require some digging so that we can live in freedom. At times, the piles of dirt in our lives feel like insurmountable mountains. Our Lord is into pouring foundations in our lives, after we have dug some deep holes into our lives. He cares and carries us through these, until we are able to go on. The Lord is into building foundations block by block in our lives, each block connected to the next and supporting one another, as they grow higher and higher until completion.

1 John 3:16 – By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (NKJV)

Prayer: Dear Jesus, we thank You that the foundations of the world were built by You. Help us to extend Your love to the world. We want to help pour foundations for others' lives. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

About the author:

Julie Bowles <julieanni@rogers.com>
Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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