what we can learn from a flying bounce house

This past weekend, a New York soccer tournament rented several bounce houses for kids. Kids jumped around the inflated monstrosities without a care in the world. Until a large wind swept the houses away from the sandbags that held them down and launched them into the air. Though no one was killed, about a dozen people were injured.
This is the latest in a series of bounce house mishaps throughout the country. What starts out as carefree fun, ends up as a living nightmare for parents and children.
Why is there an a bigger increase in bounce house mishaps? The answer is simple – Too much bounce house and not enough anchor. When even a 15 miles an hour wind sweeps through, a bounce house can end up airborne.
The bounce house is a great metaphor for our day. We continue to find more and more ways to enjoy life all the while we ignore the anchors that will hold us together. We think that nothing can possibly go wrong. And then it does. And we have nothing to hold us together as we go spinning off into the sky hoping, against the odds, we might land safely.
Jesus said there is a person who builds on sand. The storm comes – rain descends, flood rise, and wind sweeps across – and the house collapses. Jesus also said there is a person who builds on the rock. The same storm comes – rain descends, flood rise, and wind sweeps across – and the house stands. It stands because it is anchored on the firm foundation of the rock.
The one who builds on the rock is the one who hears the teachings of Jesus and then puts them into practice. The one who builds on the sand is the one who hears and does not do anything.
When the wind comes to sweep the bounce house of your life will there be enough of an anchor to keep you grounded?

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