As I was hunting, I found the remains of an ancient rock wall. I could tell that it had once stretched along a ridge overlooking a small creek. Long ago these stones formed a strong barrier, but now they had been reclaimed by the earth.
Looking at these rocks, I wondered about their story. Whose calloused hands had gathered and stacked them? When was this wall built and for what purpose? What was happening in the world when these stones were being lifted into place? Was this the combined effort of a husband and wife building a life together, along with this rock wall?
These rocks can’t talk and their story is lost forever. But they have the power to speak to us about our crumbling society. You see, the strong old wall consisted of many rocks stacked together, but without proper maintenance, it fell apart. In the same way, our society is crumbling due to the lack of spiritual and moral maintenance.
God instituted three major types of building blocks for the construction of a healthy society. The first is family, which begins with the marriage of one man and one woman for life. The second is government, which to be effective must be simple and small. The third is the church, the Bride of Christ whose doctrine must come only from the Word of God.
Unfortunately, due to the lack of spiritual and moral maintenance, these building blocks have succumbed to a wicked world. The family is being destroyed by rampant divorce and the stupidity of same-sex marriage. The government has become large, uncontrollable, and insanely corrupt. Meanwhile, religious denominations are being led by people who listen to worldly opinions and not the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the only foundation stone for a civilized society. He created all things and in Him is the consistency of all things. He holds everything together. Without Him, nothing is built and nothing will last. So, let’s pray, and call out to Jesus because He is the only hope for this crumbling society.
Douglas & Deborah Huff
From Down Where the Pavement Ends