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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Rock Foundation

Matthew 7:24 (New International Version)
 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

The Point Reyes Light Station was built in 1870 at Point Reyes, California, approximately 30 miles northwest of the entrance of San Francisco Bay. Originally, the light was to be built at the top of the point. However, due to concerns that the light would be obscured by fog, the light was built 275 feet down the bluff at its present location. To reach the light, you must descend 304 steps on the headland from the plateau. The top of the lantern is 37 feet above the ground and the focal plane of the light is 294 feet above sea level. Point Reyes is, by official records, the windiest and foggiest on the Pacific Coast. It is also just a few miles from the San Andreas Fault, the active earthquake fault that runs through California. During the 1906 earthquake, which leveled many buildings in San Francisco, the entire Point Reyes Peninsula and the lighthouse moved north 18 feet! The only damage to the lighthouse was that the lens slipped off its tracks. Thirteen minutes after the earthquake, the lighthouse was once again in working order. Why was there such little damage to the lighthouse? The engineers had the forethought to bolt the sixteen-sided structure to solid rock.

Our strength and safety comes when we stay attached to our firm foundation, Jesus Christ.

Dear Lord we thank You for being our foundation.  We pray that we would build our life upon the foundation that You give to us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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