Hear Pastor Cecil read today's Evotional
THERE IS A FOUNTAIN!
John 4:13-14 – Devotional
“Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
The composer of this week’s hymn is William Cowper. He was born in England in the year 1731. He suffered many personal losses during his early years that caused him much mental anguish. Loss after loss of those that were close brought him to the brink of despair.
Through all of his ordeals the Lord kept drawing him. He finally received Jesus as his personal Savior and began writing hymns and poetry. It is fascinating that he lived in a small house just behind the home of his pastor, John Newton, who wrote the wonderful hymn, Amazing Grace. Thank the Lord for the fountain of redeeming blood that cleanses us from all of our sin.
1. There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains.
2. The dying thief rejoiced to see, that fountain in his day;
And there may I, though vile as he, wash all my sins away.
3. Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood, shall never lose its power.
Till all the ransomed church of God, are saved, to sin no more.
4. For since by faith I saw the stream, Thy flowing wounds supply.
Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.
5. When this poor lisping, stammering tongue, lies silent in the grave.
Then in a nobler, sweeter song, I’ll sing thy power to save.
Blessings dear hearts! May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!
– – – Pastor Cecil
One Year Bible Scripture for Today
One Year Bible Reading for September 3rd:
- Ecclesiastes 4:1-6:12
- 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:7
- Psalm 47:1-9
- Proverbs 22:16