Unchanging Truth

"Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined." (1)

The House of Faith

My idols dance before my eyes,
Adorned with veils and fool's gold:
Their moves excite and tantalize;
But deep within, my heart grows cold.

My dreams paint grandeur in my mind,
With all the glory of sunset;
But dreams are fleeting by design --
They fade when the dark night is met.

The Truth comes without dream or dance;
A steadfast rock amidst the sands
Of life that shift as though by chance --
Yet each grain's held in Father's hands.

The house that's built upon this rock
Withstands the winds of change that blast
The sands with a relentless shock --
Faith built on truth is made to last.

Faith stitches hope to love like seams;
Life's secure without dance or dreams.




(c) Paul Buis, 2002

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1.Matthew 7:24-27