A Foundation on the Rock

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Wind Canyon, in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, can be explored by taking a relatively easy and short hike. The hike, which is less than one-half mile round trip, takes you over a bluff high above the river. The Little Missouri River winds through the park, creating a beautiful landscape.

Most badlands are carved by water. However, here in Wind Canyon, the prevailing winds cause the majority of the erosion of this soft, sedimentary canyon, and the result is beautiful rock formations.

“The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:5.

Both water and wind are powerful and can change an entire landscape, as well as do a lot of damage. But here in Scripture is the testimony of one who survived pelting rain, rising floods, and fierce winds because the foundation was secure – built upon the rock.

What do you face? Relentless temptation from the evil one? Cruel persecution from the world? Unwanted corruption from your own flesh? Errors from others? You are safe if your life is built upon the Rock, Jesus Christ.

Anything else we might build our lives upon is sand. Worldly prosperity? It can disappear in a millisecond. Relationships? Others will let us down and disappoint us. Entertainment and adventure? The excitement soon wanes. Success in business? There’s always someone better who will eventually take our place. We need a secure foundation that can withstand the ups and downs of life and that can weather the storm, and that secure foundation is Jesus Christ.

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