In the midst of renovations, we discovered a nasty surprise. In pulling up all the carpet, a crack much like this one was revealed, extending almost wall to wall in the living room. We were told by our contractor that ours was a minor one and nothing to worry about as in our part of California the ground does shift. These cracks are sometimes a result of settling on a site with poor soil preparation. It is a bit unnerving to know about that crack and to just cover it up again!
Our verse for today describes the faith of Abraham, looking forward to the Celestial City with sure foundations. He does not have to worry about cracks in his life due to “settling” as he is living as a stranger in a foreign country (verse 9). The foundation where he eventually settles will be built by a Master Architect and Builder with no chance of cracks.
I can see that the more I settle into the world and its way of thinking, the more I risk living with “cracks.” The foundation this world offers is never a sure one. It continually moves and shifts. Trying to settle on it is like trying to nail jello to a wall! When there are no absolute truths there can be nothing sure and certain on which to build one’s life.
I am feeling very unsettled right now being between two homes. But it is OK not to feel settled as my true foundation is in my future anyway! Looking forward to that sure foundation makes living with uncertainties possible. The Lord is my Builder and Architect and He is preparing a future home with no cracks!