A Heavenly Perspective

Read: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Fanny Crosby lost her sight as a child. Yet, she went on to become one of the most famous lyricists of Christian hymns. In her lifetime, she wrote over 9,000 hymns. Among them are favourites like “Blessed Assurance” and “To God be the Glory.” Many people felt sympathy for Fanny. A preacher once told her, “I think it is a great pity that the Master did not give you sight when He showered so many other gifts upon you.” She replied, “Do you know that if at birth I had been able to make one petition, it would have been that I was born blind? … Because when I get to heaven, the first face that shall ever gladden my sight will be that of my Saviour.”