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On May 4th, just two months ago, the Lambro family woke to find the backyard of their Windermere home gone. Overnight a sinkhole had formed that grew to more than 100 x 50 feet and swallowed a hammock and 4 trees.

Last month, on June 21st, Susan Minutillo left her house to run a few errands. When the 79-year-old lady returned a half-hour later, she found emergency vehicles at her home and soon discovered that 70 percent of her home had been swallowed by a sinkhole during the brief time she was gone.

Just last week, on July 6th, a 6-year-old girl in Chiefland, FL felt the ground in her backyard get soft beneath her. Before she knew it, she had fallen to the bottom of a 15 foot sinkhole. She was able to grab some roots and pull herself out, but remained shocked for some time.

What is true of Florida buildings is also true of peoples' lives. We must be certain, we must be sure about what we build our lives on. We must be sure that the values we hold dear and the things that we value will stand the test of time. I believe that is the point Jesus makes in Matthew chapter 7 when He warns us to build on the solid ground.

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