Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Reaching the Remaining

"Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him… There remaineth yet very much land to be possessed" (Joshua 13:1).  "The Spirit of the Lord… hath anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor… to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord… I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent" (Luke 4:18,19,43).

When Joshua was very old,
The time had not yet come to rest,
For by the Lord he then was told
That much remained to be possessed. 

Thus may our vision be enlarged
To reach remaining souls today,
Fulfilling all that God has charged,
And doing so without delay.

Our Savior's ministry increased
To heal broken hearts He'd find,
To free the captives He released,
And to give sight to those once blind.

Lord, teach us also to be gaining
Much fruit wherever we are sent,
As we are reaching those remaining
Who yet will hear You and repent.  

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