Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It Wasn't The Weather

We get THINK magazine each month.

If you don't get it, I highly suggest you do. It is wonderful.

This month's issue was about Marriage. I was reading an article called Three Marriage Warning Signs You Need To Know by Lonnie Jones and the very first paragraph intrigued me so much I have been thinking about it ever since.

Ever hear a story that you have heard hundreds of times but you suddenly see something different in it than you have ever seen before? That is what happened to me. It has strangely affected me. I want to share it with you. (As you are reading this, remember that this is an article about marriage!)

"In Matthew 7:24-27 Jesus tells us a story of two builders. Both construction projects encounter identical weather patterns. The storms, if you will, caused rain to descend, floods to come, winds to blow and beat upon both houses. One of these houses stood and the other fell with a great fall. The warning signs that one of these houses was in trouble was not in meteorological pattern that befell them. Having a storm isn't necessarily a sign of trouble. How the houses responded to the storm was evidence that there was trouble. It is important to note that the wise man lived in a house that got the exact same weather that the fool got. It is not about the weather; but the response to the weather that is proof of good construction."

1 comment:

Grandmom said...

The foundation is the problem. Our marriages have to be built on God as our foundation. Remember Grandpop would explain it sometime as a triangle..husband and wife at the corners of bottom of triangle, God at the very top or pinnacle and as you grow closer to God see what happens to the couple ... they get closer to one another. I have always thought this was a beautiful way to remember what marriage should and can be.