You could call this a “time out” or a “drinks interview” in sporting terms. While I think of something to blog on!
The ratchet effect of a new job, an ongoing study of Titus and some other things has squeezed the blog into the background.
So if you’ll reach for your hymn book we’ll sing…!
No seriously, I’ve really enjoyed this “big” hymn recently
The Churchs one foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord,
She is His new creation
By water and the Word.
From heaven He came and sought her
To be His holy bride;
With His own blood He bought her
And for her life He died.
Elect from every nation,
Yet one oer all the earth;
Her charter of salvation,
One Lord, one faith, one birth;
One holy Name she blesses,
Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses,
With every grace endued.
Though with a scornful wonder
Men see her sore oppressed,
By schisms rent asunder,
By heresies distressed:
Yet saints their watch are keeping,
Their cry goes up, How long?
And soon the night of weeping
Shall be the morn of song!
Mid toil and tribulation,
And tumult of her war,
She waits the consummation
Of peace forevermore;
Till, with the vision glorious,
Her longing eyes are blest,
And the great Church victorious
Shall be the Church at rest.
Isn’t it wonderful to be associated with such a company! God is taking us out of the Nations – to Himself!
Do you remember what the Son of God said about the universal Church? He said:
“I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matt 16v18 NKJV)