Passing by Chapel Lawn, I couldn’t ignore this imagery. Immediately I was stirred but had to come back for it so I could get a shot. Yeah, I don’t carry my phone about so much. And yeah, I’m aware it’s a mobile device, you smart cookie.
Anyhoo, here’s another Artitude post. Enjoy. Think. Join in.
What I see in this picture is the root of a tree. I’m sure that’s what we all see once you can ignore the huge gape in the centre of the tree’s foot. Again, the root. It runs in so deep that if the tree was cut, it would still remain. And even if the strongest winds blew and the greatest storms raged, it would still be there. Now that’s some strong foundation.
A competent foundation is vital. I’m sure my architect-sister would agree. Whether it is your foundation in academic subjects (as I believe, the secret of the genii is in their knowledge of the nitty-gritty) or in the Christian walk.
I’d focus on Christians. Listening to God’s Word day after day without actually doing anything about it is like building a house without a foundation. Jesus’ words, not mine. And pointless it is in fact. Why be heard but not listened to?
Thing is, no matter how gorgeous the house is, it will crash if weak when attacked. Ergo, it’s all a big waste.
I guess what I’m just trying to say is that it’s one thing to hear God’s Word and another to obey. It’s not enough to just be hearers but we must really listen and obey. Think about it, it’s one thing to build a house; it’s another to be able to inhabit. If you don’t believe me, check out Luke 4:49.
P.S. My apologies for being a tad distant. Between major spill-over tests and being nose-deep in books, school’s been a trip, really. Not.
P.P.S. It’s precisely two weeks to my first MB exams. For those who aren’t conversant with medical school parlance, it’s the first of a series of professional exams I need to write before being declared a medical doctor. Pray for a sister.