Our hope is built on nothing less

 Our Easter theme ‘Nothing Less’ comes from the song ‘My hope is built on nothing less’, a well-known Christian hymn written by pastor Edward Mote in 1834.

The refrain of ‘My hope is built on nothing less’ refers to Jesus’ parable of the wise and foolish builders as told in Matthew 7:24-27 and Luke 6:46-49. These stories talk about the truth of Jesus as a solid rock that we can build our hope on. The song includes the line ‘On Christ the solid rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand’. The sinking sand represents all the other layers in our lives – our relationships, hobbies, interests and responsibilities. The Bible refers to Jesus as a rock in other passages too, such as 1 Corinthians 10:4.

Another great line to reflect upon is ‘When He shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in Him be found!’ This line refers to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and there is an additional underlying message – even during troubled times, turning to Christ will provide relief. Just like the empty tomb on Easter Sunday, you will rise to a new beginning.

Christ provides hope in many forms and as a Christian community, we believe that our faith is a description of how we understand and respond to the world. God will never abandon or forsake you, He has a plan for all, and He is there to guide and help you through all experiences.

Explore more about our Easter theme ‘Nothing Less’ here.

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