Recently I came across the book “Then Sings My Soul” which tell the story behind Christian songs. Turning to the song “Jesus Loves Me”,because I was doing a project for my Sunday School class, questions arose within me.
Two sisters, Anna and Susan Warner who after the Panic of 1837 found themselves go from riches to rags found they needed to do something to bring in money to live on. They both found they were gifted at writing resulting in 106 publications which they authored together and/or separately. Being obedient to God and not giving up or in other words standing on The Rock (Jesus) they persisted in the storm of their lives.
One of the novels written jointly was entitled “Say and Seal”. In the novel a little boy named Johnny Fox was dying and his Sunday School teacher comforts him by rocking him and making up a little song entitled “Jesus Loves Me”.
The sisters who went on to be in heaven never knew that the little song “Jesus Loves Me” was set to a children musical score and would be the best children’s hymn on earth. These are my questions:
What is the one thing we will do that will affect generations to come for Jesus?
Do we see stories in the Bible of others who have affected the earth for Jesus by one thing they have done?
Who on earth has done one thing other than the sisters above to affect the earth for Jesus?