“When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction:” – Proverbs 24:3
Up near Bandelier National Monument is a burned out ranger’s cabin. The wooden portions were eaten by a fire long ago, and the stone chimney is slowly being “reclaimed by nature” as one photographer put it.
That cabin is like our Christian life. Our faith stands in danger of being “reclaimed” by our fleshly nature unless it is actively and consistently built up. The storms of our culture are beating down on our little cabin. The floods of internal doubts and depression are pressuring our foundations. And the intensity of disapproval from those around us is deteriorating our roofs.
But praise God! He has provided us with tools for repair and revival, and using them every day redeems our cabin and protects us from being reclaimed. Through His word, prayer, meditation, memorization, fellowship and so on, God enables us to stand strong and unmoved and to grow in beauty and influence to those around us.
I think my cabin could use a new wreath on the front door…that says:
Neighbors and friends,
Come right on in.
This cabin is cozy,
As all can see.
It was made for the King,
And to His praise it sings.
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.