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What I Read Online – 05/13/2013 (a.m.)

13 May
    • Just As I Am” is one of the few hymns for which we know not only the author’s story but also the exact circumstances in which it was written. Charlotte Elliott of Brighton, England (1789-1871) was either born, or in early life had become, an invalid. Her life was a testimony to patient endurance in suffering, not only physical, but also emotional and spiritual. This was the context in which she wrote the hymn, as her nephew the Rev. Handley C. G. Moule recounted it in 1897:
      • Let’s pray for our faithful church leaders, beginning with the overseers. Those who do well are worthy of honour (1 Timothy 5:17)
      • Let’s ask God that many more Christians will ‘step up’ and desire the noble task of serving through leadership.
      • Let’s pray especially that young Christian men and women (are you one of them?) will consider committing themselves to the gospel and the church, to growing, to serving, and to leading others by “taking care” of them.

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