Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Floods Come Up

Incredible amounts of rain have poured over the Montana landscape over the passed several days. As a result from the heavy precipitation many streams, rivers, and creeks have flown over their usual boundaries, and water has ended up in the basements of homes and in the streets.

In many of the places where the rivers are beginning to flood, many people have gathered and began to place sandbags, dirt, and other barriers along the banks of the rivers to keep the water from spilling over into the town. If the water did come into town, then many homes would be ruined or even swept away, and many lives would be at risk.

As the floods of affliction and trials pour into our everyday lives, are we taking the time to sandbag and build our barrier against the adversary? Are we built upon the sure foundation, who is Christ, that we will not be swept away in the current of adversity?

In the Book of Mormon, Helaman counsels his sons to build their foundation the rock of our salvation, Jesus Christ. He says, "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." (Helaman 5:12)


Life's storms will beat upon us, the winds will rush against us, and the floods will come in. However, if we are built upon the sure foundation, the rock of our salvation, Jesus Christ, we will not and cannot fall. Let us build up our barriers against the floods of life by immersing ourselves in the word of God, which is both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Let us call upon God through mighty prayer, not only in the face of trials, but at all times for He knows us, loves us, and with him all things are possible. Let us be built upon Jesus Christ, stand as an "...example of the believers," (1 Timothy 4:12) and be more devoted disciples of our Lord and Savior.

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