Is there any hope?

Ann Curry on the Today Show, affecting what she must deem to be an appropriately solemn face, says, “Is there any hope for Terri Schiavo?”

What a peculiar question to ask on this particular day.

Here are some beautiful words from a hymn completed after a visit with a dying woman, in the belief that they “met (her) case.”

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

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

Sisters and brothers, there is hope. Most emphatically, there is hope. It doesn’t lie in courts or IVs or television news reports. “All other ground is sinking sand.”