The Thought for the Week this week is written by Susie Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey

1 Corinthians 3 v 11.....For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ

A number of years ago I watched as a new house was built near to where we were living. It was built on the site of an old shed which had been demolished, the debris swept away and then the building began. They started by laying a large concrete surface then built the house on it. I was a bit puzzled. I'm not an expert at building but one thing I do know is that you've got to get the foundations right....if you don't get this right then you may as well not start building. There just didn't seem to be any foundations to this house! About a year later, cracks began to appear on the walls, the house had to be knocked down and the work started all over again. This time there were diggers, pile drivers, you name it, they were on that site. Why hadn't they done that at the beginning? I will never know. But this I do know, the foundations need to be sound, they need to be solid otherwise when you start to buildthe structure will be unsteady and will eventually collapse. In life, our only sure foundation is Jesus Christ. If we use as our foundation anything else (husband, wife, family, money, career) then sooner or later the foundation will collapse (let us down) and everything we built upon will come crashing down. Christ is our solid, unmovable, unchangeable foundation. Build your life on Him and make him your sure foundation.