This Series began to come together in a struggle time for me, one that the God of Creation used to help Encourage me through a severe pain management treatment while in the hospital as a result of my Cluster Headaches. The story in the life of Luther Bridger and the writing of “He Keeps Me Singing”, was shared in a book entitled “The Burden Bearer” by Dr. Paul W. Chappell. Luther wrote the hymn shortly after losing his wife and children (three boys) in a house fire at his wife’s parents home in Kentucky during the year 1910.
Capturing My Attention
While not the main verse of Scripture of focus by Luther for his hymn, and it is one the shortest of the verses, Lamentations 3:24 | KJV caught my attention and my heart. It simply reads:
The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
Lamentations 3:24 | King James Version
It made the verse Luther used to describe and draw inspiration from make sense. One of the most difficult things for me to do when under a full Cluster Headache cycle strike is to sing – at any level. It causes my seizures to go into overdrive and the pain is extremely intense, which causes me to literally fall over. The verse is one that reminds me of a truth I’ve shared many times with many people, others are watching – everything we do…
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
Psalm 40:3 | King James Version
Through our challenges, difficulties and trials, we as Christians become ready reflectors of the Grace, Mercy and Peace which the Holy Spirit is the conduit, as God the Father gives them to us as we endeavor to serve Him. May we never forget that others are watching carefully every action we make, each step that we take and what all we do for His sake.
There are a total of fifteen (15) prints, in two different categories, Hope and Shadow, which showcase God’s Word for us to see each of them being given to us.
- My Portion
- Before Me
- Good Courage
- In His Mercy
- Be Upon Us
- In Thee
- Deliver Me
- Not Forget
- Trusteth In
- May Abound
- Looking For
- Secret Place
- Of Thy Wings
- Excellent Trust
- Been My Help
May each of us consider the placement of our Hope and Who’s Shadow we decide to abide under!