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Her full name is Frances Jane Crosby. Who wouldn’t know this precious lady? Many do, many don’t. I heard about her for the first time only when I was about 45 years old, yet most of my life I was singing her songs not knowing about her anything. Did she experience “a cross” in her life? Oh, yes. Google out her life story, I will just focus on one important thing:

As a little child she got blind by wrong mistreatment of a man calling himself a physician. Did she become bitter, hopeless, miserable and causing people to feel sorry about her? No way!!! Jesus has found a steady home in her heart and He used her in spite of her blindness and millions around the world are singing her songs up to this day 😉

Are you struggling with the odds, are you abused and think only in dark colors about the life? Look at Fanny Crosby and catch the inspiration – don’t miss it! You also can make a difference. To be crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20) doesn’t mean only to die as a martyr, but also to overcome our sinful nature in a small daily transactions:

It is by small things that our characters are formed to habits of integrity. You, my brother, have been disposed to undervalue the importance of the little incidents of everyday life. This is a great mistake. Nothing with which we have to do is really small. Every action is of some account, either on the side of right or on the side of wrong. It is only by exercising principle in small transactions of ordinary life that we are tested and our characters formed. In the varied circumstances of life we are tested and proved, and thereby we acquire a power to stand the greater and more important tests that we are called to endure, and are qualified to fill still more important positions. The mind must be trained through daily tests to habits of fidelity, to a sense of the claims of right and duty above inclination and pleasure. Minds thus trained do not waver between right and wrong, as the reed trembles in the wind; but as soon as matters come before them, they discern at once that principle is involved, and they instinctively choose the right without long debating the matter. They are loyal because they have trained themselves in habits of faithfulness and truth. By being faithful in that which is least, they acquire strength, and it becomes easy for them to be faithful in greater matters.  {3T 22.2}

If your day is gloomy instead of “Christian-rock-music” (which is an oxymoron!) download from web some of her songs and listen to them when you run or walk or drive your car…  Here is one source where you can learn more about her: Fanny Crosby.