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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  1. Eva Wahlang says:

    Amen!!! I can rejoice always because He is in control and His purposes will stand!!!

  2. Stephanie Sigalos says:

    Amen!! Needed this today!

  3. Jewell Aeling says:

    Sing a new song to Father God, a song of praise and filled with overcoming one breath and the next,
    the breeze threw the leaves of a tree know they are touched by God, Father never gone…just unseen

  4. Bonnie Clinton says:

    I gave my heart to Jesus at 9 years old at a crusade in Sac.Ca.Be Still My SOUL was playing,never forget. I’m 69 yrs old.Thank you Billy GRAHAM

  5. Robbie norris says:

    Thank you your message is so timely in my life

  6. King B. Johnson says:

    God thank you for sending this message at right time for who you are being our Rock and our savior!-)

  7. Martha says:

    Billy Graham is a true man of God

  8. JoAnne Hayes says:

    What an awesome God we serve. I am so blessed, encouraged, and comforted in knowing that no matter how dark our days are, no matter what challenges we face, we need not fear. God’s promise to never leave nor forsake us give strength in my weakness and hope when all seems lost.
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow.