“On Christ the solid rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
All other ground is sinking sand.”
My husband quoted that hymn yesterday in his sermon on the sovereignty of Jesus. I started thinking about the importance of solidness – something that is not hollow, frail, subject to caving in.
Jesus is the solid rock we can count on. No matter
- what we are facing,
- who we are facing
- when we are facing the challenges of this life
Jesus is the solid rock.
I can remember a time when I was feeling doubt and fear concerning what I was facing in my life. I felt paralyzed and weak. I did not even know what to pray, and even if I did know what to pray, I didn’t believe then that it would do any good.
I was driving alone in the car and that song started to escape from within…
“when darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace.
Through every high and stormy gayle -oops – gale
My anchor holds within the vale.
On Christ the solid rock I stand
all other ground is sinking sand
(here is when the tears started flowing)
all other ground is sinking sand.”
I realized at that moment that Jesus was my only hope – if I did not stand on faith in Jesus, I would sink deep in the “sand” of despair and fear.
I just kept singing that song over and over and gradually I started to sense hope. Jesus is the solid rock.
1 Peter 2:6-7 (NLT)
6 As the Scriptures say,
“I am placing a cornerstone in Jerusalem,
chosen for great honor,
and anyone who trusts in him
will never be disgraced.”
7 Yes, you who trust him recognize the honor God has given him. But for those who reject him,
“The stone that the builders rejected
has now become the cornerstone.”
As we begin advent and the celebration of the birth of Jesus, may we keep in mind that Jesus is the cornerstone prophesied about in Isaiah.
Jesus is the chief cornerstone on which our hope rests.