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See Potential in the Poor and Disabled
The baby screamed with pain as hot poultices were placed over her eyes. The so-called doctor told the baby’s parents that this treatment would cure her eye infection, but instead it caused permanent blindness! The little girl might have been a “burden” to her family if it hadn’t been for her Godly grandmother, who saw great potential in her.
Her grandmother taught her to see the world through the eyes of her Creator, and after years of patient instruction, an extraordinary talent for music began to be seen in the little girl’s life. The next time you sing “Rescue the Perishing,” “Blessed Assurance,” or one of nearly 9,000 other hymns written by Fanny Crosby, rejoice that a believer obeyed the principal meaning of Christ’s command:
“. . . When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbors; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompense be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just” (Luke 14:12–14).