Grace morning and Happy New Year on this last seismic Sunday of 2017.
Millennium Tower is a luxury residential high-rise that has sunk 17 inches and tilted 14 inches since it was completed in 2008. Though an inspection by the city showed it's safe to occupy, the situation has sparked an exodus from the building. Residents say they're selling multimillion-dollar condos at a loss, with the value of their homes tumbling $320,000 on average.
... One disgruntled resident told producers that with so many lawyers involved, it takes the court 30 minutes just to take attendance during legal proceedings.
... Some critics blame the city of San Francisco for allowing Millennium Partners to anchor the building 80 feet into packed sand rather than 200 feet down to bedrock.
... Residents now say they are "stuck with nearly worthless condos," according to NBC Bay Area.
... As Millennium Tower keeps on sinking, its fate remains unclear.
“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on. If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart carpenter who built his house on solid rock. Rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit—but nothing moved that house. It was fixed to the rock.”
Matthew 7:24-25 MSG
There’s nothing unclear about Jesus forecast for those who choose to build their lives on sand rather than solid rock. Apparently, the ancient principle still holds true, even in this modern age. Trust in Christ teaching is the bedrock on which we must build our lives. Otherwise, all that we purpose to do in the New Year is certain to sink, tilt and collapse.
If you are bewildered because your future seems bleak, you can be assured that your life and future are in God’s hands. He is in total control of everything. He is the Rock on which you can continue or start to build your life on.
Live, love, and laugh your way through this sufficient and satisfying Sunday!