Monday, January 30, 2006

It is well

Thursday morning I received a phone call that changed my life. A family from the church had a 3 month old little boy die in his sleep at home. I rushed to the hospital with much fear - not knowing what to say in a situation such as this. I cannot imagine the grief they must be facing as they are now without their little boy. This tragic event has rocked the church family and ultimately given God glory.
The funeral was held this morning and the gospel was clearly presented to hundreds of mourning listeners. At the end of the service we stood and sang It is Well with My Soul. What assurance!

When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot Thou has taught me to say
It is well it is well with my soul

Though Satan should buffet though trials should come
Let this blest assurance control
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate
And hath shed His own blood for my soul

My sin oh the bliss of this gorious thought
My sin not in part but the whole
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more
Praise the Lord praise the Lord O my soul

And Lord haste the day when the faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend
Even so it is well with my soul

It is well it is well with my soul
It is well it is well with my soul


Bryan C. McWhite said...

Amen, brother. I will pray for you and for the family.

the hamster said...

thanx for sharing assurance. we can never hear it about it too much.

michael said...

that is not easy vince...that is really awful news. what a song to sing in the midst of unanswered questions and deep pain. i suppose somtimes we have to sing it is well reminding us that we truly are. my prayers are with you.