SINCE JESUS CAME INTO MY HEART
�Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things
passed away; behold, new things have come� (2 Corinthians 5:17 NASU).
Honestly, I was not familiar with the hymn, SINCE JESUS CAME INTO MY HEART,
until an elderly pastor sang it as solo in one of the chapel services of my
office. The way the pastor sang it made me have interest in the hymn and
its lyrics. The hymn was written by Rufus Henry McDaniel who was born in
1850 and started preaching at age nineteen. In 1914, following the untimely
death of his son, Rufus Henry McDaniel penned the words of this hymn as an
expression of his faith and hope. Undoubtedly, the message of the hymn is
captivating. If Jesus indeed has come into one�s heart, there should be
obvious changes. This hymn talks about some of these changes.
If Jesus has come into one�s heart, a wonderful change will take place in
one�s life; there will be a light in one�s soul for which everyone has been
longing for. Floods of joy will roll over the soul of such person like the
sea billows. Anyone that Jesus comes into his/her heart will cease from
his/her wandering and going astray, and his/her sins which are many will
all be washed away. Such person will possess a hope that is steadfast and
sure, and no dark clouds of doubt will obscure his/her pathway. There will
be a light in the valley of death now for anyone who Jesus comes into
his/her heart and he/she will be able to see the gates of the heavenly City
beyond. In fact, he/she shall go there to dwell in that City at the end of
�Since Jesus came into my heart....� Can you honestly and joyfully sing
that hymn? Have you experienced that wonderful change that happens to
anyone that Jesus comes into his/her heart? Jesus Christ says, �Behold, I
stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I
will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me� (Revelation
3:20 NASU). Will you accept that He come into your heart today? If you have
accepted Him before, how has your own faith in Christ transformed your life?
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
Prayer Point: Lord Jesus, I sincerely invite you into my heart today. Come,
and let me experience Your wonderful change in my life.
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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