In this year we know for sure:
All God's promises endure.
Come whatever joy or test,
Faith in him will still be best.
Guns and dollars all may fail,
But God's Spirit will prevail.
His own church will still remain,
Leaven this world can't contain,
Light the world cannot put out,
Truth unchanged by seas of doubt.
Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants.
--Psalm 119:89-91, ESV
Note: I don't recommend children being as close to fireworks as in this photo.
Photo and poem ©2009 James L. Swindle