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Are We Building on the Sand?

Posted by Andrea Graham on September 26, 2005

As I watch the gulf coast getting battered by first Katrina and now Rita, I can’t help but be reminded of Matthew 7:24-27:

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
“and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

“But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

I can’t help but wonder if that has anything to do with the devestation down in New Orleans today. In fact, if I understand, the worst part of it was the aftermath, which was mostly, if not all, a result of the moral foundation of the city, or, if it’s reputation is not faulty, the lack there of, rather.

Or maybe it’s just the story of the foolish man who built his city below sea level in the path of hurricanes between two large bodies of water being held back back by walls not built to withstand hurricanes. Who if I understand is planning to rebuild in the exact same spot hoping maybe next time the levees will hold.

Oh yeah, I might do that… in a game of Civilization. At least there only pretend people drown while the trapped survivors forget things like “thou shalt not kill” and “thou shalt not steal.”

Also, while we’re talking about hurricanes and morality, ktvb.com has the following quote: “As bad as it could have been, we came out of this in pretty good shape,” said Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who called the absence of widespread fatalities “miraculous.”

Is it just me, or does Texas also have a much stronger spirtual foundation than New Orleans?

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One Response to “Are We Building on the Sand?”

  1. Adam Graham [Member] said

    I don’t know if it’s necessarily the spiritual environment of Louisiana v. Texas (both states have a high number of sinners), but one thing I think made a difference is that a lot more people across the country were praying for God’s mercy regarding Hurricane Rita.

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