It is amazing think that the same God, who created such magnificent things as sun, stars, and moon inGenesis 1saw a need to create you and I as well. Just like His plan needed light and darkness and day and night, it also needed me— and you! If that’s not enough to make you realize you were created intentionally, perfectly according to His plan, and with a great purpose on this Earth, I honestly don’t know what will.
In 1912, while participating in a series of revival meetings, Bennard became troubled at the crowd’s apathetic reaction to the gospel. Afterwards Bennard stated that “I was praying for a full understanding of the Cross… I read and studied and prayed… The Christ of the Cross became more than a symbol… It was like seeing John 3:16 leave the printed page, take form, and act out the meaning of redemption.”* It was this life-like scene that inspired Bennard with the theme for his most popular hymn, “The Old Rugged Cross.”
God keeps His promises, even though sometimes it may seem like He's forgotten them... Sometimes God puts things in our path to test that faith, to see just how strong we really are. It’s not that God wants us to fail, but He’s trying to build our “faith muscles” so we’re strong in HIM. No matter what valley you may find yourself in, know that His promise awaits and He has you in the palm of His hand!
Jesus said faith the size of that tiny mustard seed is enough to move mountains. The God that set the stars in place and causes the sun to rise and set everyday knows MY name and He knows YOUR name. He loves us enough to care about the smallest things we worry about, and He is BIG enough to move all of our “mountains!”