Jesus said, "On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?' Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.'
"Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!"
Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. Matthew 7:22-29
Founded on Rock
The storms are coming they say
high wind high water and destruction
homes built on sand will be evacuated
and there will be nothing to return to.
Everyday storms and worries arise
like rolling tides of terror and mist
we want to run screaming and crying
but we find ourselves safe within.
We have toiled stone on stone
building a castle of love and service
at our simple table all our welcome
we survive this next assault together.
We have not shunned the broken
using the mortar of compassion to bind
all that want to serve the Creator
can find shelter within this fortress.
This is a fortress of love and mercy
where pride and smugness are left outside
we wipe the wet mud from our feet
and hubris is stomped out beyond our walls.