What a fellowship, what a joy divine, Leaning on the everlasting arms. What a blessedness, what a peace is mine, Leaning on the everlasing arms. (Red Back Hymnal, copyright 1951, page 359.) This blessed old hymn has always been one of my favorites. If you saw the new release of Tru Grit you couldn’t help but hear this beautiful song playing in the background throughout most of the movie. As I heard it play, I wondered how many people watching the movie had never heard the song before or had never sung it in a blessed spirit-filled church service. I’m glad to say that I have had that experience in my life. Today, more than ever we need to lean on the Everlasting Arms of Jesus just as the authors of the song penned down many years ago. Today, we need to Break Away from old idols and all other kinds of strong holds to a life where we fully and completely Lean on Jesus. Today, it is my prayer that we all walk a little close with the Lord as we feel his everlasting arms surrounding our lives as we face each new and brighter day ahead. You also might want to sing the chorus to this old blessed hymn: Leaning, leaning, Safe and secure from all alarms; Leaning, Leaning, Leaning on the everlasting arms.
Remember God Loves You,
Lin T. Rollins, Author