I Love to Tell the Story

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Although she came from a wealthy family, Katherine Hankey became concerned for the unfortunate. She not only was concerned about their financial welfare, but also their soul and their relationship with God.

The daughter of a banker in 19th-century England, Katherine taught the Bible, particularly among girls who worked in factories. Yet, after becoming ill, she needed a lengthy time for recovery.

On this day in 1866, while recovering from sickness, she thought of all that Jesus had done for her. She wrote, “God’s remedy for sin is something I want to understand, and I want to hear it often, lest I forget it.” She needed the story told to her in simple terms and “explained to me as a little child.”

To deal with these needs, she decided to write a poem. She declared, “I love to tell the story of unseen things above, of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.”

Katherine wrote of the many reasons why she loved to tell this story. It was true and “satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.” It was more wonderful “than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams.”

She said this story “did so much for me” and was “pleasant to repeat” each time she told it. And it pained her heart that “some have never heard the message of salvation from God’s own holy Word.” She knew that, in eternity, none of the world’s pleasures would last, but that this story would “be my theme in glory.”

Katherine clearly was confident about what her theme in glory would be. What about you? Do you know what your theme will be in eternity? Are you living for Jesus? Are you investing your resources into His Kingdom?

People all around you need to know the Good News of Jesus. Dedicate yourself that they might know Him. Tell them what He has done for you!