Is there anyone here today who feels that they have never, in all their life, had a firm foundation? Who feels that their life has always been shifting sand? Neither nation, nor family, nor church nor friends have given them any solid ground on which to stand and upon which to build? Who feels that their life is clay and their life is crumbling? Then we say to that person, “Brother, Sister, take heart! For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ. Against Him even the gates of hell cannot prevail. He is Emmanuel. He is Godwith- us and He is with you, too. So rejoice and sing:”
O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!