Lay Pastors Weekly 05-08-16

The Lord Cometh!!!
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12
I recommend reading John 8.
William Cushing was born into a Unitarian home in Massachusetts. He served twenty years as a pastor in the Disciples of Christ churches in several New York cities and towns. When his wife died he was forty seven years old and his own health broke. He suffered paralysis that affected his voice and he could no longer preach. He fell into depression. He prayed “Lord, give me something to do for Thee.” He began writing hymns, especially for children. His hymn “Jewels” became a popular children’s hymn.  He wrote more than three hundred hymns. He wrote the hymn, “Follow On” in 1878 with prayer and hope that others would be led to Christ. He also wrote the hymn “Under His Wings.”
My prayer for the week: 
Dear Lord, Thank you for loving us Your children. We want to do Your will and bring others to know of Your love for all of Your children. Help us to listen to You when we are praying. You give strength and the light for us to be useful in our service to You. Praise God for His goodness. Amen