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THE SNOW AND ISAIAH 40:8

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SNOW PILES IN LUBBOCK AND THE COMMERCIAL OF THE TRUCK THROUGH CAKE

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DOWN THE CATTLE TRAILS

“We build statues out of snow, and weep to see them melt.”
Walter Scott
An equation is two things that are equal. For example, a basic equation looks like this; (7 + 3 = 11 – 1), (poor study habits = poor grades) or (spur horse in gut = wild ride). Our lives in their most simplistic form are a series of equations based on actions equal consequences.
When I was in high school, a commercial came out where a truck ran through a giant birthday cake. When the truck hit the giant cake, icing and cake exploded into the air upon impact. It was every teenage boy’s dream.
One winter in Lubbock, Texas it snowed several inches over the night. A couple of days later, my best friend and I took my dad’s half ton white Ford truck, with a baby blue stripes down the sides, a camper top over the bed, and chrome moon hub caps out for a joy ride.
In Lubbock, the city crews would take front-end loader tractors and backhoes to the major parking lots and mound the snow in huge piles. Well, you can probably guess what happened next. My friend and I decided that one of those huge mounds was just like the cake and truck commercial on television (truck at high speed = snow explosion).
A couple of days after the snow, we decided to test our equation. Later we found, much to our dismay, we left the iceberg factor out of the equation. You see, over those couple of days the mounds would begin to melt during the day and freeze all over at night. So, our equation quickly turned from (high speed truck = snow explosion) to (high speed truck + iceberg = totaled truck + grounded for three months). Fortunately, it is easier to do permanent damage to a half-ton truck than to hardheaded teenage cowboys.
All of us, at one time or another, has experienced someone or something in our lives that has completely collapsed. I have seen it time after time where a relationship is built on something other than the rock solid principles of God’s word. Then, when that relationship comes crashing down, we cry out to God, “Why, why God would this happen?”
Jesus Christ walked this earth for thirty-three short years basing everything He did on God’s word. Those few short years have forever changed the world we live in. All things built on God’s word will stand the test of time.
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."
SPUR ONE ANOTHER ON!
Pastor CARY
pastor.caryanderson@gmail.com
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