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.

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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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52 Comments

  1. King B. Johnson says:

    Light always wins over darkness! Generational greatness!

  2. Gerry says:

    When the dark clouds of life begin to form , take comfort in knowing that God is near always. Stay close to him . Listen and grow.

  3. Debra wall says:

    Asking for prayers this morning. Thank you to whomever may read this comment, that you will slip away and say a prayer for my healing and that I will get an answer that I’ve been praying for to know where God wants to put me to be a blessing to others. I love the Lord with all my heart.

    1. Duke says:

      I said a prayer for you. Lord bless you this day.

    2. Sheila says:

      Prayers for you Debra.

  4. Max says:

    God, give us the perseverance and foresight to realize that Jesus is present with us always and we should live our lives accordingly. A most wonderful habit to have.

    1. Mark says:

      Amen!