“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” – Ephesians 1:3
In 1875, Samuel Trevor Francis was a teenager struggling with his faith in London. On a cold, rainy night, he walked home after work, asking God to have mercy on him. As he walked along the Thames River, he came to the Hungerford Bridge. He paused for a moment on the bridge and looked over the side into the dark waters of the Thames River. He heard a voice inside his head say “Make an end to all this misery!!” Refusing to give in to these dark voices, he asked “Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ?” and he answered: “I do believe with my whole heart.”
With his reaffirmation of faith, Samuel was inspired to write the hymn “O The Deep Deep Love of Jesus”. After this experience when he was a teenager, Mr. Francis spent the next 73 years of his life in ministry.
God’s love for us is deeper than we can ever imagine. Today in prayer, praise Jesus for His love for you.
“O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!” – Samuel Francis
God’s Word: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” – 1 Peter 1:3