A young boy once complained to his father that most of the hymns they sang in church were boring to him – too far behind the times – tiresome tunes and meaningless words. His father put an end to his son’s complaints by saying, “If you think you can write better hymns, then why don’t you?” The boy went to his room and wrote his first hymn, “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross.” The year was 1690, and that teenager was Isaac Watts, the writer of “Joy To the World.”
What have you been complaining about recently. This week, work on finding an answer to your complaint.
Read: Ephesians 4:29
Scripture Readings for 1st Sunday of Lent – March 10, 2019
Epistle Reading: Romans 10:8-13
Gospel Reading: Mark 15:20-24