About a month ago, I decided to make some homemade bread pudding with peaches and raisins for my 97-year old father who now lives in a nursing home. He used to request that I make it for him when I was a teenage girl. He is blind now, so I usually visit him on Saturday mornings to feed him breakfast. When I arrived, he had already been fed scrambled eggs and juice. So, I mentioned that I brought his favorite – bread pudding. So, he tried a bite. Then, every time I would be ready to put the spoon down, he would emphatically say “… more” and open his mouth for the next bite. It seemed Dad just couldn’t get enough of his favorite – bread pudding!!
Have you ever felt like you can’t get enough of Jesus? The songwriter, Eliza Hewitt, put it this way, “More about Jesus would I know, More of His grace to others show, More of His saving fullness see, More of His love Who died for me.” (full lyrics) Another songwriter, Annie Flint, so aptly penned it, “He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength when the labors increase. To added afflictions He addeth His mercy, to multiplied trials, His multiplied peace. His love has no limit, His grace has no measure. His power has no boundary known unto men. For out of His infinite riches in Jesus, He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.”
Can we ever have enough of a GOOD THING? Can we ever have enough of JESUS?
Editorial Note: Both Eliza Hewitt and Annie Flint wrote hymns lying in beds, overwhelmed with pain.
Hear more about these incredible women at:
“Ravi Zacharias about Annie Flint, He Giveth More Grace” youtube video
“Eliza Edmunds Hewitt, Songs from a Bed of Pain” Christianity.com article