HUFF AND PUFF
In the fairy tale “The Three Little Pigs” (published 1840-1890), the mother pig sends her three little pigs out into the world. The first little pig builds a house out of straw and the big bad wolf says,
“Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”
“No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin.”
“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.”
The wolf blows the house over and devours the first little pig and then the next little pig builds a house of sticks and the same thing happens and the wolf devours the second little pig. But the third little pig builds a house of bricks and the wolf cannot blow it down and tries to trick the little pig to come out but cannot catch him. So the wolf decides to go down the chimney and get the pig but the pig catches the wolf in a caldron of boiling water and cooks him and eats him. (This is the version I prefer)
We need to build rock solid out of brick. The apostle Paul said it this way: “Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw— each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done.” Wolf or fire… we will be tested.
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.” Jesus