Twenty-four hours ago the words of a hymn I remember from my youth came to mind. Especially the refrain of “My Hope Is Built.” The refrain makes reference to Christ being the solid rock, and all other ground is sinking sand.
According to the definition is Wikipedia the cornerstone is defined as the first stone set in the construction of a foundation. It is important because all other stones will be set in reference to all other stones.
While I was on the Internet earlier I came across two articles that which concerned events in this country. The events were the shooting in Parkland, Florida and the Senate failing to produce an immigration bill. I had a sinking feeling and that is when my mind played a long remembered verse, but all my mind was only hearing the words sinking sand. The more and more I contemplated the news the more apparent I became of the words. Today I started putting it together. While the Declaration of Independence is the cornerstone of the Constitution and the foundation of government, it is cracking and our government, is sinking in chaos, there is a life raft. We discover the true rock is found at the end of our journey with Jesus as we move toward Jerusalem and once again we witness the Crucifixion and the Resurrection. If we stand on our faith and remember Jesus is the rock we never have to fear sinking sand.