February 9, 2021

Feb 9, 2021    Matt Greven
There was a little blind girl who couldn’t do many of the things other children could do. Yet, when she was only eight she wrote this poem, a poem which would be the motto of her life.

O what a happy soul am I!
Although I cannot see,
I am resolved that in this world
Contented I will be;

How many blessings I enjoy
That other people don’t!
To weep and sigh because I’m blind,
I cannot, and I won’t.

This little girl was determined to be content. She would go on and live a godly and contented life and write many poems along the way. The blind girl, Fanny Crosby, would become the most popular American hymn writer of all-time. She sang at the White House, spoke at the Capital, and her hymns have been sung in nearly every church in America. She lived her life, not depressed about what she could not do, but using what she could do for the glory of God. Being content and being godly, two characteristics that added up to a great life. It is a reminder for me not to focus on what I don’t have or can’t do, but to be thankful and content with what I do have. Then to do what I can, with what God has given me, to live a godly life.