a few weeks back, the boys heard about the story of the man who built his house on the sand vs. the man who built his house on the rock in children's church. they came home talking all about it and even singing a little song they had learned.
here's the story:
"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. 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. 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. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash." When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
my infinitely wise husband recognized a great teaching opportunity that truly captured burrito's and noodle's attention. while we were at the beach, john built a little sand castle right on the edge of the waves. he reminded the boys of this story and literally showed them what these words meant. you'll note the big house to the right that is built on a foundation of "rock" and then the smaller house on the left built directly on the sand.
here's a closer look. the house on the sand survived for a bit, as the waves crept closer and closer to it.
may we be like the wise man and build our house on THE ROCK and not like the foolish man who built his house on the sand.