Builders

Builders arrived this week to do some work opposite our house. They arrived with their huge vehicles, their hard hats and trousers that slip down too far. They look like builders, they act like builders and most importantly, they speak like builders.
They have that hard core, west country, masculine tone to their voice and don’t often smile or make polite gestures.

Now, I know this is generalizing a bit and I am sure that there are many friendly builders out there, but certainly not on our doorstep.

Their task, from what I understand is to build on what is currently a large slope of overgrown bushes. This means that I am arriving home to see a large vehicle / machine towering over me, looking like it called slide towards my face at any moment!

So their initial task is to flatten the slope making it suitable to build on. This of course, results in lots of mud which they somehow managed to get splattered all over the front of our house and our neighbors house, which is on the opposite side. I reckon one builder
just got a tad excited and put a load of mud in their ‘blower machine’ (I just invented that) and aimed it at our house whilst laughing like a cartoon villain.

The slope and builder business reminded me of an illustration in the bible. The bible talks of a foolish man who build his house on the sand. Of course when the storms came and the rain poured down, his house fell apart. It lacked the solid foundation that it needed. In comparison to this, we have a wise man who built his house on the rock. Of course, because of the solid foundation, nothing could make this house fall.

When we put our lives in God’s hand, it’s like our lives being built on a rock.
Jesus is the solid rock on which I stand. He is my firm foundation.

When life gets tough, I will not be shaken. When others let me down, he is reliable. When we hit rock bottom, Jesus is there and he is willing to help.

Why not rebuild your life on God, the solid rock, today? All you need to do is ask him, ‘God, reveal yourself to me. Be my rock and my solid foundation’      (And then let me know so I can journey with you)

You have nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

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About laughingwithtom

Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom. He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more. Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’ Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty. Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious. Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores. www.laughingwithtom.co.uk
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