I found an inexpensive winch on sale at a tool store. I have quite a bit of firewood in my woods but getting it up to the house can be a problem for this aged man. The winch will be perfect. I can put the cut wood on a hand truck that has four wheels and have the winch pull it up the hill. All I have to do is secure the winch to something strong. If I don’t do so the project will fail. It doesn’t matter how strong the winch is, without a tight hold on something solid, it will not work.
By now you know where I am going with this. Without a strong foundation or a really firm hold on something well-grounded our lives just don’t work. Everyone needs an ethical base and a spiritual hold that will not fail them. Jesus is the answer. As a child I learned this by singing about the wise man who built his house upon the rock and the rock is Jesus. He was the Rock that supplied the children of Israel with water during their forty year trek through the Sinai.
Jesus promises to be with us. “I am with you always even until the end of the world.” He is the victor over sin. Satan poured out all hell on Him in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross. He could not break Him. On Sunday morning the tomb could not hold Him. He lives. We serve a risen Savior and He’s in the world today. This Rock is our firm foundation. He will never fail us.
Now if I can just secure that winch, I am in the firewood business – at least for myself. Don’t call to order any!
Written by Roger Bothwell on December 31, 2015
Spring of Life, PO Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574