Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Concrete

Concrete is a composite construction material made primarily with aggregate - cement - water.  There are many formulations of concrete - providing varied properties - the most used man-made product in the world.  Everywhere you look you will see concrete - walkways - streets - man-made displays - yard ornaments - religious shrines.  Even some houses have been constructed of concrete.  It is used so extensively because it is durable and reliable.  Concrete is also used to describe intangible things - like thoughts and decisions - commitments to self - to others.  People who refuse to change their minds - who refused to be swayed by popular opinion are said to have set their minds - thoughts - in stone - are concrete in their decisions. 
Jesus is constant - always the same - never changing - like concrete. He is the aggregate - the collection of all that is good - the cement - the force that binds everything together - the water - that one substance that no living creature can live without.  He is firm - set in place - locked in forever - into the hearts of all who call Him Lord and Saviour.  Jesus wants to be the concrete in your life - open your hearts - that He may flow in - ever so gently - to set you in a firm and loving place with God.

Deacon Dale

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