Thursday, September 25, 2008

Secure

http://www.mensacalgary.org/2007/07/
Amazing picture by Jean Guichard

As I got ready this morning the words to this precious hymn started running through my mind:

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.


When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.


His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.

On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.


When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.



My hope does not find inspiration in our nation's economy, or lack thereof, but in Christ alone. Who knows what life will look like 5 years from now, or 5 minutes from now for that matter. Fortunately, my hope does not build its foundation in this world, but rather in the one to come. That promise does not change. Even through all the ups and downs I know one day I will stand faultless (WOW!) clothed in His righteousness.

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