Thursday, April 16, 2020

God's Care

I am enjoying listening to this month's hymn, "God Will Take Care Of You."  It has been a blessing to me and a great reminder while our world faces this pandemic.  God is taking care of us.  He hasn't left us! 

I love the story behind how this hymn was written.  Mr. and Mrs. Stillman Martin were very active in the ministry and used their gifts of music to serve the Lord.  In 1904, on a Sunday, Mr. Martin was invited to preach at a church some distance away.   As they were preparing to leave, Mrs. Martin became suddenly ill.  Trying to figure out what to do and if he should keep his preaching meeting, the Martin's son spoke up and reminded them that if God wanted Mr. Martin to go preach, then God was able to take care of his Mother while his Father was away. 

With this thought in mind, Mr. Martin kept his preaching appointment and saw many people saved that day.  When he returned that night, Mrs. Martin was feeling so much better and had been putting her sons thoughts down on paper in the form of beautiful poetry.  That night Mr. Martin put those words to song and we now have the hymn, "God Will Take Care Of You."

And He surely will!  If we purposefully look, we see God's hand on every aspect of our life.  The second verse of our song says,
 "Thro' days of toil when heart doth fail, God will take care of you;  When dangers fierce your path assail, God will take care of you."

  Do you believe it?  Do you see it in your life?  God is taking care of us!

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful story about a beautiful song and testimony.