Aug 17 – Withstanding the Storms

In the year 1900, Galveston Texas was swept by a hurricane driven tidal wave that caused great loss of life and property damage. Subsequently, a group of engineers, known as the Robert Commission was charged with building a sea wall. The immense sea wall was built by 1904 and has withstood many weather events since that time. It still stands, a national Civil Engineering landmark, providing a barricade against Atlantic storms. As we travel through life, we too are subject to massive storms of sickness, fear, disillusionment and more. But when we build our lives on the Rock, Christ Jesus, we can withstand the storms of life. Isaiah wrote, “You will keep Him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in you.” When storms come to us, we can cry out, “Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell