The first little pig built his house out of straw, the second little pig built his house out of sticks, and the third little pig built his house out of bricks. And what we have here is the second little pig's house. We saw this last weekend at a botanical garden. It is called "Meadowmorphosis" and was built by internationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty. He has built over 175 stick sculptures all over the world, has a book out (Stickwork) with pictures of them, and was in People magazine for this reason. He uses trees and saplings right on the sight where he builds. He does not connect this sculpture in any way with the little pigs, but that is the first thing I thought of when I saw it. In the children's story, the little pig's mother told them,"Whatever you do, do it the best that you can because that's the way to get along in the world." The one who listened to his mother was saved. In a similar way, our Father tells us how to build houses, and whoever listens to him is truly saved.
"Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
"But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was it's fall."