Jesus, Our Living Savior

…He was crucified in weakness. Yet lives by the peace of God….we also are weak in Him, but we shall live with Him by the power of God toward you.  2 Corinthians 13:4

 Recommended reading: 2 Corinthians 13

Phoebe Palmer was born in New York City.  She married Walter Palmer, a physician at the age of twenty.  Phoebe led a women’s prayer meeting in her home.  She and Walter traveled throughout the area preaching.  She wrote articles and books. She is now considered the “Mother of Holiness Movement in the United States.”  She wrote the words to the hymn “The Cleansing Wave” in 1867. Her daughter, Phoebe Palmer Knapp married at the age of 16.  Phoebe Knapp composed lively hymns in the home the Knapp Mansion with fine music room with a pipe organ. She wrote the music for “The Cleansing Wave.”  She and Fanny Crosby were close friends.

Prayer for the week: Dear Lord, use our hands to serve others and our hearts to love others as You did for each of us.  Thank you for the great opportunity to use our arms to lift others up.  In Your Holy Name we pray. Amen