Sands of Time

What on earth can we learn from sand?

Carpeting the water-logged two-thirds of the earth, it’s the result of timeless pounding of wind and waves.  Sprawling expanses of burning, desert sand once served as the floor of our planet.

It’s everywhere underfoot, even in the Bible.  God promised Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as sand.  God’s thoughts of us outnumber the grains of sand.  He advises, “Build on a rock because if storms batter a home built on sand, it collapses and is swept away.”

Like an hourglass, your sands of time creep through life’s bottlenecks until the last few grains pick up speed and slide into their final resting place.

What have you learned from these few lines about sand?

“Everyone who hears my teaching and applies it to his life can be compared to a wise man who built his house on an unshakable foundation. When the rains fell and the flood came, with fierce winds beating upon his house, it stood firm because of its strong foundation.”  (Matthew 7:24-25)