The Roof Doesn’t Leak When the Sun is Shining

01/27/2010

This morning some contractors showed up at church after having received a call to investigate a leak in the roof. It has been raining here in south-central Pennsylvania for two days, with gusty winds and unseasonably warm temperatures for January. What a pile of snow we could have had!

As the men started off in search of the problem area, I commented that this weather was certainly good for their business. “Yeah, the roof don’t leak when the sun is shining!” the kindly gentleman said with a smile on his face.

When we are basking in the sun we don’t give much thought to the storm that’s heading our way. But then the storm hits and it quickly shows us where we’re vulnerable. Our relationship with God can unfortunately follow the same pattern, even when we think we’ve planned ahead. (And  our building stewards are always planning ahead, believe me!) It is at times like these when we discover the truth that applies to roofs, ropes, ships and people, too—you’re only as strong as your weakest point.

Ask God today to reveal your weak point so that He can help your bolster your defenses. Be on the lookout and remember that it’s not always the big things that break you—it has been said that the effects of a pebble and a boulder on a plate glass window are the same.

King David knew a few things about sunny days and stormy ones. We read both his laments and his praises to God. Often they’re in the same Psalm as he works through his issues and remembers how faithful God has been to him. But from the beginning he prepared his heart by realizing something very important: “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” (Psalm 16:2)

This world will show you lots of sparkly gemstones that turn out to be glass and if you spend the money before you realize that, you’re going to be in the hole. Only our glorious God can make good on every single promise! Your husband can’t guarantee that, nor can your wife, children, friends or family. If you place your adoration at the feet of a home run hitter you might find that his superhuman feats were the result of cheating and you’ll be disappointed. So why not adore the One who is always faithful, never cheats, and has never once failed to make good on a promise? Then you’ll be ready for the coming storm!

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Very discerning group here--I HAVE, in fact, been reading a lot of Spurgeon lately. All his stuff is online now:

http://www.spurgeon.org/index/rindex.htm

But the best thing ol' CHS does is point everything right back to God and His word. We're all just trying to pick up what we can as we go! Thanks for reading and commenting!

Kent
January 30, 2010 - 18:38
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Pastor Kent said:

the best thing ol' CHS does is point everything right back to God and His word.

What a great example to set for us. It was the story of his life. He never tired of magnifying God and declaring the praises of our Savior. No wonder they called him, "The Prince of Preachers."

Shawn
January 31, 2010 - 18:51

Love your being Spurgeonish :-) Very appropriate in my life right now! You've done it again!

Pat Cox
January 30, 2010 - 09:48

I love your phrase "Only our glorious God can make good on every single promise." Amen!

Deb
January 28, 2010 - 17:10
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Yeah, Deb, I have to agree!

Kent, you're sounding mighty Spurgeonish there - I like it - I like it - I really like it.

Shawn
January 28, 2010 - 19:22

Great job! Need to check my roof for leaks! (Praise that God is a great contractor and helps me fix 'em!)

Karen
January 28, 2010 - 15:29
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