Fanny Crosby, blinded at six weeks old in 1820, was raised by her mother and grandmother after her father's death when she was a baby. But as she moved through her childhood, adolescence, and into her adult years, she always maintained her faith in God's goodness. She never believed that He was punishing her, and she believed that if she kept her heart open to Him, He would lead her.

As a seven-year resident of a school for the blind, she learned to play the piano and guitar and how to sing. And she went on to spend her whole life serving the Lord through her poetry and music, writing such beloved hymns as "Blessed Assurance" and "Jesus Is Tenderly Calling You Home," which are still sung by millions today.



I see things differently; I have eyes of faith. I choose to be blind to the wiles of this world.

I will continue to see the goodness of the Lord in my life. Whenever I look back, all I see is God’s guidance and protection. I never left His sight. He is always watching over me.

I don’t know a lot in life. I don’t understand most things. But one thing I do know: I was blind but now I see! (Jn 9:25)

God took me out from the dominion of darkness into the Kingdom of Light, the unequaled radiance of the Son. (Col 1:12-13)

I choose to move closer to the Light every day, where my future is brighter and His love is warmer.  As I go towards the light, all the things of this world will go strangely dim.

I walk by faith, and not by sight. (2 Cor 5:7) To believe is to see. When the eyes of my heart are open, I can see the Hand of God move on my favor. I no longer grope in the dark. I see the Way to where I am going.

“Then Jesus told him, "I have come to judge the world. I have come to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind." The Pharisees who were standing there heard him and asked, "Are you saying we are blind?" "If you were blind, you wouldn't be guilty," Jesus replied. "But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.”
(John 9:39-41 NLT)