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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

'Tis so Sweet to trust in Jesus

On Tuesday evenings I volunteer at the Windsor Life Centre.
I always do devotions with the ladies
 and I create a postcard about what I talked about for them to keep.
Tonight I shared the hymn written by Louisa M. R. Stead
She was born in England in 1850 and travelled to America to be a missionary in 1871.
She eventually married and they had a daughter named Lily.
One day they were enjoying a lovely picnic together when they heard cries for help.
Louisa's husband rushed to help a boy who was drowning and as often happens the rescuer becomes the victim as well.
Louisa and Lily helplessly stood by.
Louisa was a widow and struggled to make ends meet.
Food was a scarcity but God always miraculously supplied their needs.
People would drop food off at the front or back door.
Homemade pies would be baked.
In her sadness and despair Louisa penned the words of a beautiful hymn.
I encouraged the ladies to persist in their relationship with God even when life hurts at times.
Beauty can be seen in pain.
So many others have penned glorious hymns because of the pain or suffering that they endured.
The hymn, "It is well with my soul" was written after the loss of his children.
We have been blessed with these precious words because of the pain of others.
We are blessed because of the pain that Jesus endured on the cross.
It seems odd to say, but if you remain strong in the faith in the midst of your trial, there is a strength that others who know you or know of you can be blessed by.
This is the front of the postcard. I made it using PicMonkey. After playing around I decided to make it look like a school paper with practice writing.
Feel free to use it. I print these out on postcard paper from Staples,
 which has four postcards per page.
Right click to "Save As" and then in that folder,
Double click on the picture and then click the Print button. Choose the print option for four pictures. Then change the number from 1 to 4. (You'll see the four pictures show up on the screen)
I always uncheck "Fit picture to frame" (It fits everything on when printing)
This is the back of the postcard. Put the picture side of the postcard up in the printer and the words will print on the back.These are the words of this precious hymn.
You can listen to this beautiful hymn below. I like how this girl sings it.
If you're facing some type of hardship, I encourage you to stay in the race and trust the Lord for everything. Let God use your situation to be a blessing in some way to others.
 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3/:5-6

1 comment :

  1. Hi Diane,
    I found your blog this evening and enjoyed reading this beautiful post. It is amazing that many hymns that were penned during such hardship and adversity. One that always comes to mind is the one you mentioned, "It Is Well With My Soul" by Horatio Spafford. In the midst of deep tragedy, he wrote those beautiful words. Looking forward to following you now that I have found you! Stop by and visit me when you get a chance.
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse


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