What is Your Hope Built On?


What is Your Hope Built On?
Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me—even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons—Ruth 1:12
 
I remember as a child singing, “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” as a Congregation Song at my home Church. Back then it seemed as though we sung it every Sunday and the most excitement I would get from it was watching Sister McQuarrie. Sister McQuarrie was a woman who not only stood out with her bright red lipstick and busty chest, but stood out because in the midst of our strong Gospel Choir, Sister McQuarrie would sing every song as if she was the lead singer in an Opera and I thought it was hilarious!
 
I can hear her voice now singing the song, you see her voice would start off soft, “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.” But something would happen when she got to the chorus, it was if she had received a double shot of assurance and confidence. It was as if the Lord had turned on the light and any problems, pressures, or perplexities she may have had, were pushed right out of the way. And in her strong soprano voice, she bolted out declaring, “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand: all other ground is sinking sand.
 
As a child, I was amused by her and I didn’t quite understand the meaning of the song, but oh what a difference life and time brings. When I feel like all hope is gone or like our Sister Naomi, that there was not even time left to hope, I can recall verse 4, “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: all other ground is sinking sand.” Dear Sisters, despite what it feels like, sounds like or looks like, don’t lose your hope this Christmas Season!
 

Comments:

Posted by Regina Robinson on April 2, 2015
This blog just stood out in me today, I'm thankful this going to be my song today,what a beautiful illustration.
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