“Like a tree planted by stream of water”
a foundation built not to be shaken by storm,
strife, fear, illness or heartache.
Roots buried deep into the soil
to hold us up, to set a course,
to lead us to a higher place.
Nurtured, watered and cherished
That we might feel and know love,
To have strength even in a time of testing.
Our parents, our foundation built upon
Our heavenly Father – built to last
To endure until we all meet face to face.
I wrote this poem in honor of my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. I share this today to ask you, “What are you building your life upon?” What is your foundation? What foundation are you building your children’s life on? Good education, good jobs, a lot of friends? None of those are bad within themselves but if our first priority is not a relationship with God, it will fail.