As I'm sure many of you are aware and possibly celebrating, schools have been let out because of the imminent threat of severe weather in the Memphis area. One of the awesome things in being a Christian is that in many ordinary events, you can find a spiritual truth that is from Scripture that can encourage each other. So with the storms coming, let me encourage you from Matthew 7, where Jesus tells the story of two men who build a house on foundations, one on a solid foundation of rock, and the other on a flimsy foundation of sand. One thing happened to them both, the storms came and beat against the house. Aren't you glad that you are living in a home that was built with a good foundation, that won't blow away when a thunderstorm comes through? Our lives should be built upon such a similar strong foundation. That foundation is the Rock that Peter confesses to Jesus in Matthew 16, that Jesus is the Christ. That confession is the rock that allows us to stand up to the storms of life that will come our way. Jesus being our Savior gives us the strength to stand when the world seems to be coming apart all around us. And because He is such a strong foundation, all the rest of our lives are held firm because of Him. We trust the foundations of our homes, let us have that same trust in the foundation of our faith. He will give us the strength we need, and I hope that you continue everyday to put your trust in Him. He will never let us down. Paul says in 2 Corinthians that We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.