A favorite hymn by Isaac Watts begins,
O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.
The hymn is a paraphrase of the 90th Psalm, which explores the contrast between human frailty and God’s eternal faithfulness. The hymn and Psalm are good to ponder at any time, but especially at times of national discord and uncertainty.
We are rightly concerned about what the immediate future will bring. We work to make that future better, but beyond these daily concerns is the fundamental truth that only God is eternal. Only God can finally deal with sin, evil, and death. He has done so in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. There is no other name or cause by which we can be saved.
In Matthew 11:29, Jesus says, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Join us for our drive-by Eucharist between 10-12 on Sundays to learn more.