Well, this is a pretty predictable post, but it’s still a lesson that we all need to be reminded on at times.
On Sunday, the children dug a hole to China. As we left the beach on Sunday, they had great expectations that they would continue to dig the hole on Monday morning. Of course as we enter the beach on Monday the hole was completely filled in my the surf. How depressing.
So, two quick passing thoughts from the beach before I drift back off into a lazy morning nap.
First, a gentle reminder of the futility of building on things that will not sustain,and can be quickly washed away.
26But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. Matthew 7:26 New International Version (NIV)
And second, an uplifting message of persistence. You see the kiddos, just grabbed their shovels and dug another hole. Of course we all know digging holes builds character.
8 Do not gloat over me, my enemy!
Though I have fallen, I will rise.
Though I sit in darkness,
the LORD will be my light. Micah 7:8 New International Version (NIV)