The Humble Serve God

Nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39

Recommended reading: Romans 8

Charles Tindley was born into slavery in 1851. His father was poor but rich in the grace of God. Charles taught himself to read. He then read the Bible. One day Charles slipped into church and sat in the back. The preacher asked if any child could read the Bible that they should to come forward. Charles went to the front. People looked at him oddly and remarked about his bare feet. Charles resolved that day to gain an education. After emancipation, he moved to Philadelphia. He gave his life to Christ in a Methodist Church. He began his ministry humbly as a church janitor. He entered correspondence schools to gain his education. In 1885 he applied for ordination. He became a world-famous pastor, preacher and hymnist. He wrote words and music for the hymn “Nothing Between” in 1905.

Prayer for the week: Dear Lord, You deliver us so we are able to walk with You to serve You in Your ministry. Help us to be more like Christ so we can be clear to help other know and follow You. Amen