Isn't it great to know that you are LOVED? Is there any better gift in this life that you can give OR receive? May this new year of life for you be filled with love from all directions.
In 1862, the midst of the American Civil War (1861-1865), a time of extreme confusion and chaos in a country divided, and a war that pitted brother against brother, and family against family, Joseph Gilmore wrote the lyrics to this meaningful song.
As crazy as it may seem at times in our troubled world, according to God there is actually a Plan behind everything, which is clearly laid out in the Bible.
In July of 1975 in Brazil, while thinking about a broken relationship that was still painful to me, I received the original composition of this song which has become a bit of a 'classic' in certain circles.
Here is a song I recently received while contemplating on what our world was must have been like BEFORE the drastic change from God's original plan, before we decided we'd rather do things our way.
One of my favorite songs of praise to the One who made us all - so wonderful to know that WE are HIS, and HE is OURS! (Phoebe Knapp/Fanny Crosby)