Friday, January 7, 2011

In Memory of Deputy John David Norsworthy

The Solid Rock

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.

When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.

I'm thinking of the Norsworthy family right now, and praying that they know the Solid Rock (Jesus!!) and are leaning on Him.

They will lay John to rest tomorrow, what a hard day for all those who knew him.
I did not know this man but I am so grateful to him for his service to our community.
My heart aches for the family.