Monday, 24 October 2011

Annie Johnson Flint

I spoke yesterday on 2  Corinthians chapter 1 v 3 and 4 stressing that we are not called to live the Christian
life in isolation  but in community,and that we are comforted by God so we can comfort others.

I quoted this poem from Annie Johnson Flint

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,

He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;

To added affliction, He addeth His mercy,

To multiplied trials His multiplied peace.

When we have exhausted our store of endurance,

When our strength has failed e’re the day is half done,

When we reach the end of our hoarded resources

Our Father’s full giving has only begun.

His love has no limit; His grace has no measure,

His power has no boundary known unto men,

For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,

He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.

By all accounts she was a remarkable woman and you can read something of her life story here


  1. Annie's story is truly inspirational. It is amazing whatwe can learn from the example of other Christians. I have a Christian friend who lives in Norfolk; she is 84 and completely confined to one room now (unless someone takes her out.)Her brother died when he was young,and her husband and son have both died. Yet she remains an upbeat, vibrant Christian and manages to write, share experiences, send people booklets, CDs and DVDs to encorage other Christians or to bring non-believers to know Him. She also has a great sense of humour and, although her memories and recollections are so interesting, she also lives very much in the present. Though she may not gain the same fame as Annie; I can see what a good example it is when people have suffered so much yet haven't lost their faith or trust in God or their sense of fun and enjoyment in life! It is very encouraging!

  2. Thanks Pauline
    your friend sounds amazing!