The creation of sand occurs when rock is broken down through years of erosion, pressure, or decay. This erosion may be above ground and carried on by wind, rain, and ice or under water where currents press. The pressure would be underground where tectonic plates are sliding against each other or just the crust and mantle of the earth constantly weighing down. Sand by decay would be something you might find around caustic springs where the hardened rock has softened and released other stronger pebbles from its hold.
In our lives we have similar patterns that create us. While you might say we don’t erode, I beg to differ…our skin sheds away constantly and is replaced by new skin cells. If our vitamins and minerals get out of whack this process will slow and our skin becomes thinner. The pressures we face can either make or break us. When we are under the gun and things are being really tough we need to lean on Christ.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NLT
Everyone should agree that as we age things change and the vigor and stamina of youth is replaced by a slower more relaxed image of who we were. An old Soap Opera starts by saying, “Like sand through the hour glass, so are the Days of Our Lives”. One might count the grains of sand in an hour glass, in Psalms the writer says,
“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is.”
Psalms 39:4 NLT
Since we are allotted a set number of days to walk around on this orb we call earth, shouldn’t we be doing all that we can for the Lord?
He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
Matthew 9:37-38 NLT
We are His farmers working in His fields. We may plant, fertilize, water, or be used in the harvest. At any rate, it is up to you and I to do the work so He can create the increase.
“I had to feed you with milk, not with solid food, because you weren’t ready for anything stronger. And you still aren’t ready, for you are still controlled by your sinful nature. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your sinful nature? Aren’t you living like people of the world? When one of you says, “I am a follower of Paul,” and another says, “I follow Apollos,” aren’t you acting just like people of the world? After all, who is Apollos? Who is Paul? We are only God’s servants through whom you believed the Good News. Each of us did the work the Lord gave us. I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.”
1 Corinthians 3:2-9 NLT
God help us to walk as a church in unity to win the harvest for you. May we look past denominational boundaries and work as joint laborers of believers, for at the end of day, if we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord we are all rowing in the same direction. In these last days Lord, may your church show unity and love for each other to this desperate and dying world that is in search of just that. To you be all glory, honor, and power, my loving Lord. In Jesus name, amen.