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  • Bayo Afolaranmi
    Aug 18, 2013
      Dearly Beloved,


      �The eternal God is our hiding place; he carries us in his arms�
      (Deuteronomy 33:27 CEV).

      I am always captivated with hymns composed by Fanny Crosby � one of the
      most prolific hymn writers in Christian history. Although the hymn, �Safe
      in the Arms of Jesus,� is probably not her most well-known hymn, it is
      another inspiring hymn. Fanny Crosby�s personal testimony is not only
      powerful, but her writings are a constant reminder to maintain the proper
      perspective about life, about grace, about trials and tribulations, and
      about God. The story behind this particular hymn is a rather difficult
      one. According to a source, the thought behind this hymn came to Mrs.
      Crosby after an awful tragedy in her life. She was pregnant, but lost the
      baby during childbirth. She was so personally devastated by the event that
      she hardly spoke to anyone about it. Years later, a musician, William H.
      Doan, stopped by her apartment and wanted her to write words for a tune he
      just composed. Having listened to the tune, Crosby exclaimed, �That�s
      �Safe in the arms of Jesus!�� She at once retired to an adjoining room,
      where she spent half an hour alone and wrote the words of this hymn. She
      felt that it was written for the bereaved, especially mothers that have
      lost their children.

      Fanny Crosby felt safe in the arms of Jesus Christ and on His gentle breast
      where His love over shaded. So, her soul sweetly rested in the arms. She
      felt safe from corroding care, and from the world�s temptations. Thus, sin
      cannot harm her there. She was free from the blight of sorrow, and from her
      doubts and fears, though there remain only a few more trials and a few more
      tears. Jesus was her heart�s dear Refuge because she believed that Jesus
      has died for her. Consequently, her trust was ever firm on the Rock of
      Ages. Confidently, she could wait here with patience, till the night was
      over, till she saw the morning Break on the golden shore. In spite of her
      life�s travails, she was indeed safe in the arms of Jesus Christ.

      What trying time are you passing through? Are you safe in the arms of Jesus
      in your trying times? Will you not throw yourself into those safe arms and
      gentle breast of Jesus Christ? Your soul will surely find rest from all
      corroding care, the blight of sorrow, doubts and fears of this world if you

      Safe in the arms of Jesus!

      In His service,

      Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).

      Prayer Point: I pray that you will be safe in the arms of Jesus no matter
      the corroding care, the blight of sorrow, doubts and fears of this world
      you may be facing in Jesus� name. Amen.

      Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
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      "I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have
      sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body,
      whether by life or by death. FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS
      GAIN" (Philippians 1:20-21, NIV).

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