can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?’(137:4). It
is not easy to keep on worshipping the Lord when so many show no
interest in worshipping Him. What are we to do when our faith seems so
weak and we are on the verge of giving up? ‘Ask the Saviour to help you,
comfort, strengthen and keep you’. What will we find when we come to
the Lord, looking to Him for strength? ‘He is willing to aid you. He
will carry you through’. God gives us strength – ‘You answered me when I
called to You. With Your strength, You strengthened me’(138:3). ‘To him
that o’ercometh, God giveth a crown. Through faith we shall conquer,
though often cast down. He who is our Saviour, our strength will renew.
Look ever to Jesus. He will carry you through’(Church Hymnary, 482).
Christ our Saviour, we are led ‘in the way everlasting’: ‘God has given
us eternal life, and this life is in His Son’(24; 1 John 5:11). God’s
great purpose of eternal salvation seems ‘too wonderful’- ‘too good to
be true’! ‘It is a thing most wonderful, almost too wonderful to be,
that God’s own Son should come from heaven and die to save a child like
me, and yet I know that it is true…’(6; Church Hymnary, 385). God has a
glorious future planned for us. We can hardly even begin to take it in:
‘Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain’.
We know that ‘no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who
love Him’ yet we rejoice in this: ‘God has revealed it to us by His
Spirit’(6; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10). ‘Lead me in the way everlasting!’(24).