(# 216 in the Old School Hymnal 12th Edition)
Whene'er you need a friend
Who is all wise,
On whom you can depend,
When darkness hovers near,
And torrents rise,
Christ comes the soul to cheer.
Nothing of earth is sure,
Vain hope soon dies;
Things of the Lord endure,
Christ satisfies the soul,
When He has full control;
On Him your burdens roll,
This song had been on my mind the last couple of weeks. It just sorta popped in there and stuck. This weekend I was blessed to attend a meeting at Pilgrim's Rest PBC in Rainsville, AL. On Saturday morning, Elder Ronald Lawrence preached on Psalm 36:8. It reads:
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
He went on to discuss that man is never satisfied. If we have a million dollars, we want two. Whatever goal we set, once we've reached it, we're setting another goal. But, in the house of God, we can be satisfied. The ordinances of God, baptism and the Lord's supper, those are satisfying. And, one day, when we are gathered together to go home to be with the Lord, we will forever be satisfied singing praises to his holy name.
And, it just hit me that the very song I'd been singing and thinking about, was the very subject Elder Lawrence preached on! Isn't the Lord truly amazing?