Jesus Died on the Cross for All of Us to Live

For the message of the cross is…to us who are being saved…the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18

Recommended reading: 1 Corinthians 1.

Elizabeth Clephane was born in Edinburgh and her father was the Sheriff of Fife. She was a very quiet little child. She was always absorbed in books. Both of her parents died at an early age. She was the cleverest one of her family, first in her class and a favorite at school. Her love of poetry was a passion. Among the sick and suffering, she was known as “My Sunbeam.” She was a diligent Bible student, a sympathetic listening listener and a worker among the
poor in frail later years. She and her sisters once sold their horse and carriage to raise money for a needy family. One of her poems became the hymn “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” with the music composed by Frederick Maker in 1868. Her other hymn is “The Ninety and Nine.”

My prayer for the week:
Dear Lord, Your Grace sustains us every day because Your Love has no boundaries. Your love embraces the lonely, forgives the unworthy and cares for the unthankful. Dear Lord thank you for Your faithfulness every day. Amen