Monday, August 01, 2011

Daily Nugget

Monday, August 1st, 2011.

Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.

The famous blind songwriter, Fanny Crosby, wrote more than 8,000 songs. When Fanny was only 6 weeks old, a minor eye inflammation developed. The doctor who treated the case was careless, though, and she became totally and permanently blind; however, Fanny Crosby harbored no bitterness against the physician. In fact, she once said of him, “If I could meet him now, I would say thank you, over and over again for making me blind.” She felt that her blindness was a gift from God to help her write the hymns that flowed from her pen. According to those who knew her, Miss Crosby probably would have refused treatment even if it could have assured the restoration of her sight. George Matheson, another blind hymn writer said that God made him blind so he could see clearly in other ways and become a guide to men. This same tribute could be applied to Fanny Crosby, who triumphed over her handicap and used it to the glory of God. Yes, this talented woman allowed her tragedy to make her better instead of bitter.

Though we may not have the same challenges as these two, we likewise have challenges and disabilities to overcome. Remember the words of the apostle Paul in Romans 8:28:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
I can’t wait to see how God is going to use today’s distractions for His glory.

"God, thank You for the way You are paving our road to ready us for tomorrow.

Bro. Bill

God is Good...all the time



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