Health Care Reform

21 03 2010

The date was October 20, 1987. It was the day after “Black Tuesday”. My father walked into the shipping department of the company where he worked and immediately was inundated with questions about the ramifications of the disastrous previous day’s events. Without hesitation his response was this:

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

This evening as I read through posting after posting of responses to the Health Care Reform bill I was reminded of those words. At this point whichever side of the argument you are on makes no difference. As a Christian I can stand upon a sure foundation that will not change with the changing tides of politics and governments.

Hebrews 6
17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. 18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. 19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. …

We are going to be lied to by men. We are going to be disappointed by men. But God will not lie. We can anchor ourselves to a firm and secure foundation and hold to the unchanging hand of God.

Whichever side you come out on tonight, let these words penned by Edward Mote in 1834 ring true in your life:

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and 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.

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.

His oath, His covenant, and blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When every earthly prop gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found,
Clothed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne!
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand.


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