Mark Finley, On Solid Ground 2003, RHPA
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21.

On December 31, 1995, John Clancy, a veteran New York City firefighter, led his crew into a burning vacant apartment building in a lower Manhattan drug district. As the fire raged out of control the firefighters were concerned that someone might still be in the apartment building, although the only ones who used it were vagrants, drug addicts, alcoholics, and prostitutes. Nevertheless, Clancy and his colleagues decided to enter the inferno to conduct a search and rescue operation. Smoke reduced visibility to almost zero.

Suddenly the second-floor ceiling collapsed, trapping Cla...

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Mark Finley, On Solid Ground 2003, RHPA
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? . . . Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:35-37.

God’s love reaches people in every circumstance of their lives. In disappointment, disaster, and even in death God’s love is there. In tears, tragedy, and terror God’s love is there. In sickness, suffering, and sorrow God’s love is there. In worry, want, and war God’s love is there.

God’s love penetrates prisons. In the Soviet Union God’s love showed up in some unusual places. When Christians were imprisoned for their fait...

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Mark Finley, On Solid Ground 2003, RHPA
This people have I formed for myself; they shall declare my praise. Isaiah 43:21.

In 1975 a Harvard physician named Herbert Benson wrote a best-seller titled The Relaxation Response. He had developed a simple technique to help people reduce stress. He taught them to relax by focusing on some positive mental image. For many people the results were remarkable. They had reduced heart rates, respiration, and stress-related hormones. Dr. Benson was even able to help people who had difficulty sleeping.

Then Dr. Benson began to notice something especially interesting. A certain subgroup of patients benefited from the “relaxation response” more than others. They had even better health, even more...

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Mark Finley, On Solid Ground 2003, RHPA
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2.

Some time ago I received a letter from a mother who had lost two young sons, a 3-year-old boy and a 16-month-old baby boy. Both had drowned in a backyard swimming pool.

After a difficult period of grief she managed to refocus her vision. She began looking at Jesus intently.

She realized her life was worth living if God could use her in some way. She surrendered her life into His hands, placing her complete trust in Him. She began to experience an intense desire to get closer to God, to walk wit...

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Mark Finley, On Solid Ground 2003, RHPA
To him the door keeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice; and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10:3.

Peter Marshall, born in Scotland, was one of America’s well-known ministers. He allowed God’s voice to guide him throughout his life. One night in his childhood he decided to take a shortcut across the moors on his way home. The area was noted for limestone quarries. He was familiar with the terrain and felt he could safely navigate his way.

Though the night was starless and inky-black, he set out through the rock and heather. He could sometimes hear the far-off bleating of a sheep and the wind rustling through the heather. Occasionally a moor fowl fluttered up no...

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