Set my feet upon a trail through the woods and I will hike it with great joy!
I love time spent walking nearby
. Kennesaw Mountain
There are, however, some steep passes covered with loose gravel.
Those cause me some anxiety.
I don’t particularly care to go downhill when traction is precarious.
I don’t like the way my stomach lurches or the little number my heart plays when I start to skid.
This girl much prefers planting a sure foot.
We want the ground we stand on to be firm and steady, don’t we?
So, for all of us that love terra firma and homes built on solid ground, this promise was made for you . . .
So this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a tested stone,
a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation;
the one who trusts will never be dismayed.”
The Promised Savior would be steadfast, sure . . . rock solid.
And He is!
That’s just the confidence you want in a savior. Call it a necessary essential. People don’t just want saving but a trustworthy savior to depend on. One we can trust with our very souls…and the souls of those we love.
And how marvelous that we have song-after-theological-song to worship this rock solid Savior. With lyrics like:
“This Cornerstone, this solid ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.”
~In Christ Alone
Or songs like:
“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.
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.
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.
~My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less
That step of faith? It is not placed upon obscure, shifting principles of this world—loose gravel—but “tested stone.” And Christ’s Church? It will not crumble nor fall. Its Foundation is eternally sure . . . and that’s a promise!