And Can It Be

And Can It Be

On this day, May 21, in the Year of our Lord 1738, Charles Wesley met Christ as his Savior. He was so filled with joy over his conversion that he wrote his first, and perhaps greatest hymn, “And Can It Be.” Three days later, his brother, John, would also meet Christ.

While Charles Wesley is best known for writing over 6,000 hymns, he was a powerful preacher and remarkable leader in his own right. He had multiple and frequent encounters with the manifest presence of Christ. He preached frequently and wrote extensively on the Person and the work of the Holy Spirit.

Today as you encounter and exalt Christ, enjoy the oil that still lingers for a lyric written on this day almost 300 years ago.

“And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?”

Father God, today win souls of new Spirit-anointed song writers in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

© Fred A. Hartley, III  
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Unless otherwise indicated, the English Standard Bible (ESV) is used.

This daily Christ-encountering, fire-starter is not intended to replace your daily Bible reading and prayer time, but rather to motivate you to spend extended time in His presence.
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