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So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! 2 Corinthians 5:17 NRSV

Fanny Crosby was blind. She wrote the words to the well-known hymn, Blessed Assurance. How could she have felt happy and blest when she couldn’t even see? She thought that she lived in physical darkness so she could bring people out of the darkness, and into the light of Christ’s love.

I am not blind, but I share her conviction that I am richly blest by the light and love of Jesus Christ. That light and love has changed everything for me. Jesus has put the past behind me, and is making everything new!

Join me today in affirming the new life you have in Jesus Christ. Let’s sing with Fanny, and tell the world that we too are happy and blest in Jesus!



Happy & Blest!

One songwriter writes,

There is a place of quiet rest, near to the heart of God.

Another writes,

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine, O what a foretaste of glory divine.

Both are describing the kind of faith relationship I want. I want a relationship with God that gives me peace. I want a taste of the divine, a sense of God’s presence and power at work in my life.

That’s the kind of relationship we sing about on Sunday mornings. But that’s also the kind of relationship Jesus Christ offers to those do more than sing about their faith.

Fanny Crosby says that those who choose to live their lives in Jesus, are the ones who are happy and blest. Living in Jesus involves trusting him, loving him, serving him, listening to his Spirit, and following his teachings. The more we do that, the happier we will be!