Fanny Crosby wrote over 8,000 hymns, including “Praise Him, Praise Him” and “To God be the Glory”.
Before he was 20, Charles Spurgeon had preached over 600 times. He read 6 books per week and could recall what he had read and locate it, even years later. He started a pastors’ college that trained nearly 900 students during his lifetime. He’s estimated to have preached to 10,000,000 people (The Reformed Reader). He answered 500 letters a week.
John Wesley rose at 4 a.m., traveled constantly, usually on horseback, formed societies, commissioned preachers, oversaw charities, and even wrote hymns, including O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing.In light of what seems like impossible service, Mark Altrogge offers this observation:
The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me (PS 50.23).
He then notes hoe gratefulness honors the Lord:
- Thankfulness shows we appreciate God’s costly mercy in saving us.
- Thankfulness shows we appreciate God’s abundant goodness and generosity.
- Thankfulness shows what a wonderful Master we serve.