As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Earthly Sight or Spiritual Sight?

Fanny Crosby was one of the most prolific hymn writers who ever lived. She penned literally thousands of hymns during her lifetime, including such enduring works as "Blessed Assurance", "Praise Him, Praise Him!", "To God Be the Glory", and "Saved By Grace".

Fanny was blinded in infancy by an improper medical procedure. However, she harbored no self-pity, no bitterness about her lifetime of blindness. Instead she declared:

"It seemed intended by the blessed providence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dispensation. If perfect earthly sight were offered me tomorrow, I would not accept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been distracted by the beautiful and interesting things about me."

1 comment:

  1. Oh, what a happy soul I am,
    Although I cannot see,
    I am resolved that in this world
    Contented I will be.

    How many blessings I enjoy
    That other people don't
    To weep and sigh because I'm blind
    I cannot nor I won't.
    (Fanny Crosby)


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