Light and Shadow

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sunlight through trees

All the masterpieces of art contain both light and shadow. A happy life is one filled not only with sunshine, but one which uses both light and shadow to produce beauty. The greatest musicians, as a rule, are those who know how to bring song out of sadness. Fanny Crosby, her spirit aglow with faith in Christ, saw more with her sightless eyes than most of us do with normal vision. She has given us some of the great gospel songs which cheer our hearts and lives. In a rat-infested jail in Philippi, Paul and Silas sang their song of praise at midnight to the accompaniment of the jailer’s whip. But their patience in suffering and persecution led to the heathen warden’s conviction.

Prayer for the day

Let my heart learn to sing when everything around me seems so dark. Give me Your grace to praise You, Lord Jesus.

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28 Comments

  1. Rev.Dr.A.Kanaka Raju says:

    I really loved to read this passage which encouraged me.THANKS

  2. Stephen Hall says:

    Thank-you Lord for this more joyful day, after one of my darkest. I have prayed for the joy which being closer to You can bring, and to be filled with Your Holy Spirit, and I feel my prayers have been answered. Help me find a way to help bring others to Jesus and Your joy.

  3. Lynette Green says:

    Thank you, for all the times you have filled me with hope and truth. I watched your TV programs at home because God gave me a Christain mother who faithfully gathered us to watch at night. You helped me to know Jesus as my Savior of my life. A great gift. Lynette Green

  4. Faye Phillips says:

    Very good devotion!