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MAY 2023

Christ the Solid Rock

by | 202305, Devotionals

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Narrated by Jericho Arceo & Written by Alma S. de Guzman

“Kaya’t ang bawat nakikinig at nagsasagawa ng mga salita kong ito ay maitutulad sa isang taong matalino na nagtayo ng kanyang bahay na ang pundasyon ay bato.”

Mateo 7:24

Ang famous gospel hymn na “On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand” ay isinulat ni Edward Mote noong 1834. Lumaki siyang palaboy-laboy sa kalye dahil busy ang mga magulang niya sa pag-asikaso sa bar nila. He heard about the gospel at age 16, was baptized at age 18, and was already 55 when he committed to serve as a pastor.

Almost 40 years siyang nagtrabaho bilang cabinet maker at kailanma’y hindi niya nalimutan ang Panginoon. Noong minsang papasok siya ng trabaho, naisip niyang magsulat ng isang hymn about the “Gracious Experience of a Christian,” at nabuo niya ang chorus na:

On Christ the Solid Rock I stand

All other ground is sinking sand.

His fellow churchmates were encouraged that they even requested a copy of it. Kaya naman nag-print siya ng libo-libong kopya at pinamigay sa kanila. Many years later, the Lord granted his desire to serve as a pastor. He was already nearing his senior age when he became one, yet he faithfully served for 21 years with no absence on Sundays.

Kung nasa crossroads ka ng buhay mo, or if you are seeking answers, remember that the Lord Jesus Christ is your Rock. He is a Rock like no other (1 Samuel 2:2). In Christ, there’s security and stability. At ang payo Niya sa atin ay makinig tayo sa Kanyang Salita para matulad tayo sa isang taong nagtayo ng bahay na ang pundasyon ay bato (Mateo 7:24). Dumating man ang bagyo, hindi tayo magigiba.

Jesus transformed the life of Edward Mote and enabled him to serve faithfully. Centuries later, the hymn he once composed on an ordinary day is now an enduring reminder of hope for many.

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LET’S PRAY

Lord Jesus, nagtitiwala ako na ikaw ang aking Solid Rock. Sa mga oras na ako’y nahihirapan, naiinip, at nanghihina, patatagin Mo ako sa through Your Word. By Your grace I will continue to build my life together with You.

APPLICATION

Listen to “On Christ the Solid Rock,” or also called “My Hope Is Built”. Imagine yourself standing strong in Christ and His Word as Matthew 7:24 says.

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