Sat with a young friend at lunch today. Beautiful wife, lovely child, but frustrated by work problems related to being in the family business which was then producing stress in his family.

While my friend lamented, I reminded him of the value of what he had sitting beside him, and of all God wanted for him if he’d surrender his life to Christ, and that the work issues, though legitimate, weren’t easily solvable and even solving them would be meaningless if he lost his marriage, or didn’t build his life on a firm spiritual foundation.

Suddenly, that song from Vacation Bible School came flooding back…the foolish man built his house upon the sand….the wise man built his house upon the rock….the rains came down, and the floods came up…the house on the rock stood firm. So, right there in the middle of Cheddars Scratch Kitchen I sat, the 55 year old grey haired old man, singing a song I’d learned over 50 years ago to my lunch companion as I urged him to build his house on a strong foundation of the Lord Jesus Christ.

All that theology. All that learning. All those books. All those classes. Probably 6000 sermons. And it all came down to a song taught to pre-schoolers.

It really is that simple.

What are you building your life on?

By: J. Barry Watts