I was watching Dora the explorer with Joshua the other day and I probably was more interested in the story than he was. As I watched, completely engrossed in the animation, something caught my attention. It was the story of the 3 little piggies that built their various homes with straw, sticks and stones. A particularly mean wolf kept attacking their homes.
One pig built his home with straws, and one day, the wolf breathed strongly on it, wind came out the house came crashing down. Another piggy built his house with sticks, and once again the wolf came along, breath even STRONGER and the house came crashing down. Then there was the 3rd piggy who built his home with rocks and stones. The wolf came, took deep heavy breaths, blew and blew and blew, huffing and puffing but the house remained standing. After several attempts, the wolf gave up and walked away.
It got me thinking about us. What is our foundation? It reminded me of these words:
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand.27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” Matthew 7:24-27
I started to think about who we are in Christ and how strong our foundations are. Are we like the piggy who built his house with weak straws and at the sight of the slightest challenge, the house came tumbling down. It couldn’t stand the attack. That is the reality for many of us, we think our foundation is strong but it is when we face real issues and we aren’t able to stand that we go back to God. It is time to check our foundation, spend time with God, with his word, with prayer so that when the enemy comes with his lies, doing what he does, trying to steal, kill and destroy, we can boldly stand upon the solid rock that is Christ. We will not be moved, we will not be shaken just like the little piggy who built his house with rocks.