When the Storms Come

Those who will listen to Jesus’ words
And try to obey them are like a wise man,
One who builds his house on a rock,
And when the storms come,
It will stand firm.

When the storms come and the flood waters rise,
When the winds blow, his house will survive.

Those who don’t listen to Jesus’ words
Or try to obey them are like a fool,
One who builds his house on the sand,
And when the storms come,
It will fall down.

When the storms come and the flood waters rise,
When the winds blow, his house will collapse.

When the storms come and the flood waters rise,
When the winds blow, will your house survive?

About This Song:

Here’s another Scripture-based song. It comes from Matthew 7:24-27. . .

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 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. 26 But 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. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
(NIV)

I’ll never forget hearing a knowledgeable architect use this Scripture as the basis of his presentation. As many sermons as I’ve heard over the years, no one else has ever made the point he did.

Here’s his spin.

Yes, rock makes the most secure foundation, but sand is next best. So anyone building on sand is at least using the second best foundation available.

Looking back, however, I don’t recall how his point relates to the one Jesus was making. It’s not as if believing in Jesus and obeying His words is best and ignoring him is second best.

The Scripture is clear. We should build on the best, the only sure foundation–Jesus as Lord and Savior–or lose everything. Eternally speaking.

I hope your life is built on the Solid Rock. Not just to have the assurance of eternity with God in heaven, but to live the most meaningful life possible here on earth. That doesn’t mean trouble-free or pain-free. But it does mean experiencing the kind of hope, peace, and satisfaction there’s no other source of.

What is your life built on? How about sharing in a comment?

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

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Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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