Pastor's Pen by Cliff Henry

First Corinthians 3:11 states, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

When the Erie railroad tracks were laid over Ararat Summit in 1875, a quarter of a mile of track and road bed disappeared entirely. A great quagmire occupied the place where solid ground had been before. Into it were poured 10,000 carloads of gravel and 500 large hemlock trees, but no perceptible effect was made toward forming a foundation on which to lay a new roadbed. Finally, solid rock was found 160 feet below the surface. On this, four tiers of piles each 40 feet long were placed one on top of the other. The whole operation cost $300,000. It took 1,500 trees and a whole hill of gravel to make a solid bed. This was the costliest operation up to that point in time in the history of railroad building.

There are many people today who think they are laying foundations on what they believe to be “solid rock” when, in actuality, those things turn out to be sinking sand. Any other foundation that a person builds upon beside Jesus Christ is sinking sand and will cost them far more than $300.000. It will cost them eternity! Please read Mathew 7:24-27 and think about it.

Cliff Henry is the pastor of Greenland Baptist Church. He can be reached at​