Sing Praises to God

For you were brought at a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20

Recommended reading: 1 Corinthians 6

At age ten, Philip Bliss first heard the sounds of the piano for the first time and his imagination was stirred. He became a traveling musician riding his horseback. He later became the song leader and children’s director for the evangelistic campaigns for Major Daniel Whittle, while penning some of America’s favorite gospel sounds. While spending the Christmas holidays in 1876 with family in Pennsylvania, he received a telegram to come sing at the Moody Tabernacle on the last Sunday of the year. He and his wife left by train for Chicago. The train trestle bridge at Ashtabula, Ohio collapsed. Philip and Lucy died. He was thirty eight. His trunk arrived in Chicago safely. In it were the words of his last hymn, “I Will Sing of My Redeemer,” which he had written in 1874.

My prayer for the week: Dear Lord, Thank you for being with us, so we do not slip and fall. Your love fuels our spirits, lifts our hearts and the birth of Your Son gives us hope to face each day. In Your name we pray because
we believe in Your Holy word. Amen