Ninety years ago today, Fannie Crosby passed away. She became blind shortly after she was born but still became one of the most prolific hymn and gospel song writers that there ever was. She wrote over 8,000 hymns and gospel songs as well as teaching and rescue mission work.
One of my favorite songs that she wrote reflected her Wesleyan beliefs. It is titled, I am Thine, O Lord.
Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the power of grace divine.
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.
She didn’t allow her blindness to prevent her from doing what God had called her to do! Too many times we use excuses to not do what God has called us to do. May Fannie Crosby be an inspiration to us to stop making excuses and do what God wants us to do.