"When I was a child I attended Sunday school and sang'Jesus loves me,'"said greeting card writer, Helen Steiner Rice. "I believed the words then, and I believe them now."
Helen recalls sitting on her mother's or grandmother's knee and having them read to her from the Bible. One of her favorite passages was the Twenty-third Psalm. "My advice," Helen wrote to a troubled person, "read that chapter when you first wake up. Read it very slowly and carefully and with deep meditation...It is the most powerful piece of writing in the world and it can heal any hurt the world inflicts."
Hurts and disappointments are part of the fabric of life. No one escapes. Helen felt the ugly sting of death when her husband took his life after the stock market crash of the 1930's. The Word of God was the soothing balm she poured into her bruised soul.
Often the Word is put to music, and we sing Bible truth. Whatever way you choose, do as Helen recommended; meditate on the Bible. Read it regularly. Life's deepest wounds are healed by the powerful Word of God.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Colossians 3:16 NIV
Taken from Devotions For Women by Jewell Johnson.
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