Last Saturday a lady walked into the hotel I was staying at and began talking with the man at the front desk. I didn’t intend to listen to their conversation but couldn’t help over hearing that she had been in the Ft. Lauderdale airport the day the shooting occurred last week. She was loading her plane upstairs when the shots were heard below her in the downstairs level. Talk about too close for comfort! She said that if she had not been loading her plane, she wouldn’t have gotten out of there. I was shocked as I was hearing this, it just so happens I was reading a devotional on Edward Mote’s hymn “My hope is built on Nothing Less”.
Coincidence? I think not. Look at this verse:
When darkness veils his lovely 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.
Can you get more real than this? On that horrible day in Florida, darkness showed his face. It hurt so many people and scared us all but I am so glad that this world isn’t where my hope lies. I can rest on God’s unchanging grace. We all can. We don’t have to fear the plans of the evil, God is our hero. His love is constant and He is everlasting. He is the foundation for our lives and so is His Word.
“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundational words, words to build a life on.” Matt 7:24
God is our rock, our foundation, everything else is sinking sand- ever changing. Don’t place your trust in anything but Christ. Cling to this foundation and you will never go without hope. You may live in moments of question, go through times of confusion but God’s hand will always guide you as long as you are holding it.