We were on the way to visit friends in Canada, exploring the area and going off the beaten track (like tourists usually do) when we stumbled upon a mountain of shiny white rocks.
“Marble,” my husband exclaimed excitedly. “That looks likes chunks of white marble. There must be a mine near here.”
Somehow, we’d driven to a marble mine. There was no sign of any business…just chunks of rocks scattered amongst the ground and along both sides of the road.
My husband (who has been known to love to collect just about anything!) jumped out of the van (after parking it, thankfully) and began picking and sorting through the chunks on the ground. Here was a new treasure that he could bring home for his train platform; or place in one of his many diaroma’s in his room full of miniature soldiers. After carefully finding a bag in which to put his newfound treasures, we were off again to visit our friends, eventually heading back across the border to the United States. I wondered if we would get into trouble, but the guards didn’t seem to care—(this was well before 9/11!)
I’ll have to see if I can find a picture of this but there was something quite beautiful seeing all that white rock sparkling in the sun light.
I thought of this when I read Matthew 7:24-27: Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.
When we read and meditate upon the sayings of Jesus and PRACTICE them, we are sturdy. Those who decline to pay attention or listen to His wisdom may pay the price for their foolishness when the winds and floods come…for they have no faith to uphold them when bad times come…