All Other Ground…

Deserts have a way of reclaiming whatever is built upon them.

In the case of Dubai, the global financial implosion has sent that process into overdrive. After six years of frenzied expansion, during which the emirate’s population grew at 7% annually and nearly $600 billion went into construction (the world’s tallest building! the world’s largest shopping mall! the biggest man-made island! an indoor ski resort!), reality has come rushing into view.

Abandoned Mercedes are a common sight in local parking lots.

Dubai is sinking into the sandy foundation on which it was constructed.  It’s the way it goes in God’s economy.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

Where are you building?

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