The Source of Hope

In a week where the Taioseach has annouced his impending resignation, Robert Mugabe continues to resist the democratic will of his people, bookmakers in Britain took a hammering on the Grand National, and there has been a Celebration of Hope in the Odyssey arena here in Belfast, I thought that this responsive adaptation of Psalm 33 was an appropriate introduction to our worship this morning... As we affirmed that our hope is not to be found in political leaders, celebrity speakers, and much less a horse...

No king is saved by the size of his army;
no earthly leader lives for ever.
Don’t put your hope in a horse for deliverance;
despite its great strength it is no saviour.
But the Lord God looks with favour on all who fear Him,
on those who place their hope in His unfailing love.
He alone can sustain in time of famine and disease;
He alone can deliver us from death.
We wait in hope for the Lord;
He alone is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in His holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord,
For we put our hope in you.

Based on Psalm 33: 16-22


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