Jesus is Enough!

Eliza Edmunds Hewitt (also, EE Hewit & Lidie Edmunds)

penned the words to one of my favorite hymns.

Let me share with you a little of Lidie's story. . .

 

It was Philadelphia in the early 1800’s and Lidie had just

graduated high school; valedictorian of her class.

She planned to become a teacher. She had hopes of inspiring young minds.

However, not long after beginning her promising career, she suffered a debilitating spinal injury that left her bedridden and in a cast for 6 months! Her teaching career was over! Instead of bitterness & sadness, Lidie began to read literature. She developed a love for the scriptures and was soon writing poems to her Lord; many of which became the hymns we love today.

 

Even from a bed of pain, she still desired to inspire. And although she continued to suffer reoccurrences for the rest of her life, her injury taught her something: No matter what obstacles this world throws at you, no matter what you’ve planned or what lies ahead, God holds you in His hand. His grace is sufficient to take you through ANYTHING. All we need remember is this: Jesus is enough!

 

If you are discouraged, feeling life hasn’t gone quite according to plan, remember the words of the chorus to “My Faith Has Found a Resting Place”:

“I need no other argument. I need no other plea.                        

 It is enough that Jesus died and that he died for me.”

Pastor Beth  

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