SONG: Blessed Assurance is an old hymn I remember from growing up at Central Baptist Church. My grandparents took us to church and this was one of my favorites. The swell of the pipe organ and the voices lifted up in song are a pleasant source of nostalgia for me. This hymn was written by Fanny Crosby in 1873. It surprised me to find out from www.sharefaith.com that Crosby, despite becoming blind shortly after her birth, wrote over 8,000 hymns in her lifetime. The popular lyrics read:
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This version is by Elevation Worship. They do a great job of exposing a new generation to this beloved old hymn.
SCRIPTURE: A related scripture to this is found in Titus 2:12-13:
“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ…”
The life of faith in Jesus is a twofold blessing. We can enjoy the peace and “blessed assurance” of God’s hand upon us as we walk through our earthly lives. We also get to have a “foretaste of glory divine”, the confidence that there is something coming, that God has prepared a place for us after this life has passed. We are blessedly assured that we will either see Him appear at His Second Coming or meet with Him when He calls us home. How can we keep from singing when we consider all He has done for us and what it will mean to meet Him face to face?
PRAYER: Sweet Lord Jesus, I am blessed and humbled by the assurance you give me day to day in my life. I am also amazed by the fact that you are personally preparing a place for me in Heaven. Thank you for your gift of salvation and your promises that are always in my favor. In the matchless name of Jesus, AMEN.
Hi! I’m Tracy…Christ-follower, wife, mama, writer, blogger, speaker, teacher, dreamer. I love Earl Grey Tea and quiet mornings. Here at Earl Grey and Yellow, the focus is striving to be faithful and appreciate the small things. So glad you stopped by. Please have a look around and subscribe to our newsletter and social media to stay connected.