Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sinking Sand

There's this song I learnt in GLCC that goes:

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

Here's one observation I always see, especially within these few years - which is particularly what I hate to see: People, who want to leave first the church, then God when things go awry in life.

There are different factors. Once it was school work and fallen trust in friendship. Another time it was a job not acquired. Yet another time it was the people issue again.

There are many reasons given too:

The church isn't for me. I don't belong.

He/she won't be happy to see me there.

God doesn't want me to have this.

I can't get along with the people there.

Some Christians just put me off.

Maybe later/next time.

I met many Christians with different issues - doubt, depression, trials in life, indiscipline. But it is those who have weak foundations are the ones who first decide to leave church. That's why I was particularly disappointed when someone, whom I thought had grown a lot through the years, told me that.

Christ alone is the solid rock. All other ground is sinking sand.

If you're a Christian and things happen, and you want to leave God - maybe all through this time you never knew Him. Because if you did, you will know that you're leaving the only One that can get you out of the mess. And if you did, you'll know that even if all is lost, you still have your foundation of faith - with Christ as the rock.

Many times when I address those words I sit back and think if I didn't put myself in people's shoes. Here's this girl who's life is as smooth-sailing as a ship in the calmest seas, who is she to comment on thunderstorms?

Believe it or not, I had my own issues of faith, especially these few years. I struggle every time I read my blog archives, when I said I'll trust God I wondered if I'm still the same person I was. Although my experiences are different from yours, and yours, and yours... I knew God was going to get me through them in the end. And He did, and He will.

So every time before you want to let go, think: What are you letting go off? Do you jump off the rock just to dive into the sinking sand, thinking that through this everything will be solved? Or would you cling to the rock?

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