The following is excerpts from an article posted to www.digginghistory.com, written by Sharon Hall.
“Luther Burgess Bridgers was born in North Carolina on February 14, 1884 … After receiving his ordination as a Methodist Episcopal minister; Luther served as a pastor and evangelist. In March of 1911, he received an invitation to preach a two-week revival near his in-law’s home in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He left his wife and three sons at her parent’s home and departed for Middlesboro. Following the meeting on March 26, Luther received a call telling him that his in-law’s house had burned to the ground and his wife and sons had all perished. Later that year, he wrote both the words and music of He Keeps Me Singing:
There’s within my heart a melody
Jesus whispers sweet and low,
Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still,
In all of life’s ebb and flow.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
Sweetest Name I know,
Fills my every longing,
Keeps me singing as I go.”
Guys, regardless of whatever you may be facing at this very moment, as difficult as it may be to do so; be encouraged. The Bible teaches us that when Jesus finished the Passover Meal with His disciples, facing the most difficult moment of His earthly life, He and His disciples departed into the garden – singing a song!
And guess what? It’s hard to be discouraged when you’re singing!
I prayed for you today. I hope you preach goooood Sunday. Remember, to let ‘er rip, Tater Chip!