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In Times Like These . . .

Older Christians will remember the song, “In Times Like These.” The song was born out of tragic and uncertain times.  It was the onset of World War II and Ruth Caye Jones, a pastor’s wife in Pennsylvania was disturbed by the daily headlines of the newspaper.  Hearing news about the high number of daily injured and dead took longer than it does today with modern communication.  Therefore, anxiety was high. While the war was fought on the battlefields the war at home was just as real.  Supplies, groceries and necessities were rationed for more than three years.  Everyone lived under paralyzing strain and with incredible need. 

Read Philippians 4:19

In great distress Ruth opened her Bible to 2 Timothy 3:1 and read, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come . . .”   It was from this Scripture she began to develop the verses and chorus writing them down on notes she carried in her apron pocket. It instantly became a favorite song during those turbulent and uncertain times and I am confident there is still a message in it for us today. 

In times like these we need a Savior;
In times like these we need an anchor.
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

In times like these we need the Bible.
In times like these O be not idle.
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

Chorus

This Rock is Jesus, yes, He’s the One.
This Rock is Jesus, the only One!
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

JESUS

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