Hymns (9)

Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) wrote more than 8000 hymns during her lifetime! As a baby, she had eye problems and later became totally blind.
But Fanny never complained about being blind. She always said that she was happy that her first sight in heaven would be Jesus. In the hymn, “My Savior First of All,” she wrote these words: “I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side, and His smile will be the first to welcome me.”
In our Bible verses today Paul says, “I don’t mean that I am exactly what God wants me to be. I have not yet reached that goal. But I continue trying to reach it and make it mine” (verse 12a). Both Paul and Fanny kept on serving God and doing what He wanted them to do.
I hope that I can have this same attitude — that I can depend on God and look forward to seeing Jesus someday!