To Our Beautiful Father 07-05-2016

My Father’s house has many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. (John 14:2)
I recommend reading John 14 again.
The hymn, “Sweet By and By” was written in less than thirty minutes in a drugstore in was filling prescriptions and sales at his drug store in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. His friend Joseph Webster, a local musician, vocalist, violinist and amateur composer, entered the store. They had written songs together occasionally. Joseph suffered with periods of depression and was unusually blue. Sanford asked “What is the matter now?” “It’s no matter,” Joseph replied, “it will be all right by and by.” An idea hit Sanford and he sat down and wrote a poem for his friend. “Here is your prescription, Joe,” he said, “I hope it works.” Joseph jotted down some notes and picked up his violin and “Sweet By and By” was song at the store.
My prayer for the week: Dear Lord, Your love is the power that makes a difference. Your love Lord covers the lives of all those it touches. Alleluia! Amen.