The crack in the foundation of Claire McGarry's home reminds her of the divide that exists in our nation today.
We have a crack in the foundation of our home. So, I've been doing some research about it. I've learned the common mistake people make when repairing it is to use the wrong product. Doing so causes more problems than it solves.
If caulking is used, it erodes or falls away over time, opening the crack back up again. If hydraulic cement is used, it doesn't divert the water. It actually damns it instead, causing more pressure on the crack.
I can't help but think of our country.
We all know the foundation of our country is cracking underneath us. Things are so dire, people are filling the cracks with whatever they can get their hands on: slander campaigns, riots, anger and fear. Every one of those causes more problems than it fixes.
I firmly believe the answer is God. If we all inject prayer and deep, deep faith into every crack we see, each one will be sealed permanently. Jesus was a carpenter and worked with wood. God is our Creator and works in miracles.
They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. (Luke 6:48)
If every person who reads this article prays for our country, and then forwards it along to another to do the same, God will grant our miracle: healing the divide in our country, uniting us again as one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Copyright 2020 Claire McGarry
Image: Yehor Andrukhovych (2020), Pexels
About the Author
Claire McGarry is the author of the Lenten devotional "With Our Savior," published by Creative Communications for the Family/Bayard, Inc. and Tension to Grace: How Seeking God Can Transform Stress, A Martha & Mary Book, to be published by Our Sunday Visitor in the fall of 2021. Her freelance work has appeared in various Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Focus on the Family magazine, Catechist magazine, These Days devotional, and Keys for Kids devotional. The founder of MOSAIC of Faith, a ministry with several different programs for mothers and children, she blogs at Shifting My Perspective.