Friday Blessings, Team!
I felt weary as I approached writing this Friday message today. You would agree this week has been a tough and traumatic one. With the passing of one of our outstanding team members, we all grieve the loss of a beautiful soul. But then, my mind wandered back to the devotion Alfreda did on Wednesday. I felt as she prayed, she was interceding for our organization. I also felt a spiritual breakthrough.
Sometimes our days will go differently than planned. We will encounter ups and downs, and sometimes the blows will come so hard and fast, we will feel our breath taken away. That’s how I felt this week after losing a valued team member.
It is my responsibility to try to uplift and encourage you. But sometimes, I need more than the words I have. So, I sit thinking about how to inspire you to keep going amid tragedy. Right now, I can hear a song sung by Whitney Houston in the back of my mind. It is titled “I Go to the Rock.” So, I will share only a few words in the opening verse.
Where do I go when there’s nobody else to turn to?
Who do I talk to when nobody wants to listen?
Who do I lean on when there’s no foundation stable?
… I go to the rock
I know He’s able
I go to the rock
The Lord is the rock; I go to the rock for my salvation
I go to the stone that the builders rejected
I run to the mountain and the mountain; he stands by me
… When the Earth all around me is sinking sand
On Christ, the solid rock I stand
When I need shelter when I need a friend
I go to the rock
There are few things stronger than rock. The right solid rock can withstand tremendous pressure and be a foundation or building block for grand buildings and structures. In the parable of the wise and foolish builders, Jesus says that the wise builder builds upon a foundation of rock, the foolish on a foundation of sand. Matthew 7:24-25 says, “Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.”