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Pastor Bud Owen
“HOW DOES ONE REACT TO BEING BLIND?”
The hymn writer Fanny Crosby, blinded by an illness at the age of six weeks, gave us more than 6,000 gospel songs. She once shared, “If at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I should have been blind. Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior.” One of Miss Crosby’s hymns was so personal that for years she kept it to herself. Kenneth Osbeck, author of several books on hymnology, says its revelation to the public came about this way. “One day at a Bible conference in Northfield, Massachusetts, Miss Crosby was asked by D.L. Moody to give a personal testimony. At first she hesitated, then quietly rose and said, “There is one hymn I have written which has never been published. I call it my soul’s poem. Sometimes when I am troubled, I repeat it to myself, for it brings comfort to my heart.” She then recited while many wept, “Someday the silver cord will break, and I no more as now shall sing, but oh, the joy when I shall wake within the palace of the King! And I shall see Him face to face, and tell the story - saved by grace!” At the age of 95, Fanny Crosby passed into glory and saw the face of Jesus. That’s the sure hope of every child of God!
(The preceding article was written by Joe Kerns and published in the "DEVOTIONALS"- a publication of Northside Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC).
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- To Exalt the Savior!
- To Evanglize the Sinner!
- To Edify and Educate the Saint!
This is done through...
- Biblical Preaching and Teaching
- Christ-Centered and Christ-Honoring Music
- Love For and Fellowship with One Another
- Faithful Support of Missions
- Biblical Counseling
How do I become a Christian?
- Realize that you are lost and need a Savior and Jesus Christ is the Savior. (Romans 3:23 and 6:23)
- Recognize what God had done to remedy you lost condition. (Romans 5:8 and John 3:16)
- Repent; a willingness to turn from sin to the Savior. (Luke 13:3 and Acts 20:21)
- Receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your own Personal Savior. (John 1:12)
God has provided in Christ Jesus the ONLY way of salvation...you must make the choice to receive God's salvation. Will you, right now, invite Jesus Christ to be your Savior?