One Foundation?

Life has a way of changing one’s perspective, hopefully for the better.  Education has told us that everything must have a foundation.  Just what is a foundation?  The dictionary tells us that a foundation is a base on which something rests; everything must have one and hopefully it is solid and remains that way.  Do we ever consider its beginning and wonder why it was laid in the first place?  I doubt it; most of us just assume its need and so be it.

 Many, many years ago there was a baby born in unusual circumstances and over time one would think that the world would have forgotten.  But as it turns out, He was born to be a foundation; a base on which human life could and would be sustained.  Today that base has been divided into different denominations, different churches where local ideas have permeated its original purpose.  It could cause one to wonder if the division of the base has diluted its original intent.

 Here again the dictionary defines a church as a local congregation of Christians.  Theoretically since we all come from the same base it should mean that we have the same value, but it seems we have become impregnated with the values of our ever changing world.  We can even disagree on how and when we should receive communion which was designed to remind us of how very much the Father loved us and that He would withhold nothing of value from us if we honored the Son whose life He willingly gave for us.

 Is there any hope in today’s society that we can peel off the layers human beings have manufactured and return to the beginning when besides being more simple, things were more honest and true?  How is it possible that we have let Satan fill our minds with false promises that many of us know are nothing but hogwash?

 Your Word tells us plainly that Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands (Psalm 102:25); Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face (Psalm 89:14).  Even when we consider that we are years away from the beginning and things have greatly changed Your Word reminds us that When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the righteous have an everlasting foundation (Proverbs 10:25).

 A number of years have passed since the Book we are supposed to live by was written, but the original intent of our Creator has not changed.  He created sons and daughters that He might have many to share in the joy that His creation was made for; many who would learn to love, enjoy and imitate Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth (Revelation 1:5).

 Our Creator Father desired that his creation would be like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock.  And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock (Luke 6:18).  His bottom line for us to understand and live by was simply – For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ (1st Corinthians 3:11).

The Church’s one Foundation is Jesus Christ  her Lord;
She is His new creation by water and the word:
From heaven He came and sought her to be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her, and for her life He died.

Kevin Harrison

WCBCS, 7459 S IH 35, Waco, TX, USA