March 2, 2015
When Others Shuddered
Eight women who served the Lord in different ways, yet each in meaningful ways. They were not perfect women, as you will read if you decide to pick up this book, but they all had a perfect Savior.
Some were wealthy, some were poor, some gave up everything and others gave what they could.
They all had determination to get things done and accomplished things only God could have through them.
Going into this book I had only heard of Fanny Crosby, a woman born blind who wrote some of the most beloved hymns. One of favorites being 'Blessed Assurance.'
Her story was so encouraging, or I should say Fanny was so encouraging. At the end of her chapter the author shares this story about Fanny:
"One time a Scottish evangelist asked her: 'Miss Crosby, I think it is a great pity that the good Master, when he showered so many gifts upon you, did not give you sight.'
Fanny answered, 'Do you know that if at my birth I had been able to make one petition to my Creator it would have been that I should be made blind.'
The evangelist was startled. 'Why?' he asked.
'Because,' said Fanny, 'when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Savior."
Fanny died in February of 1915. Oh what a day that must of been for her!
Forever now gazing on her Savior.
The other women mentioned in this book were:
'Emma' Emeline E. Dryer
'Nettie' Nancy (Fowler) Mccornmick
Sarah Dunn Clarke
Mary McLeod Bethune
*Matthew West singing 'Blessed Assurance' by Fanny Crosby: