He was a routine admission to busy Bellevue Hospital, in New York City, on January 13,1864. He was an alcoholic, wanting only another drink. He died three days later- just thirty-seven years old, still unknown, considered just a bum from the Bowery. A friend identified him in the local morgue. His name, Stephen Foster. Before his tragic death, he wrote such famous songs as Oh! Susanna, Beautiful Dreamer, and My Old Kentucky Home. And many, like Stephen Foster, have lost hope, waiting for someone to reach out and extend a hand of kindness and help. But there is hope for all men and women. God’s love reaches out to all. The New Testament says, “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. “If you are down and out today, please, reach out to Jesus. He’s reaching out to you.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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