It is Well
What powerful words written at a time of unimaginable sorrow. When Horatio Spafford penned those words in 1873, he was passing over the spot in the Atlantic Ocean where his four daughters had lost their lives. He had sent them on holiday to England with his wife when their ship was struck by another vessel and sunk. Only his wife survived. A few years earlier he had lost most of his wealth in the Great Fire of Chicago. Later, he would lose a son to scarlet fever.
It’s obvious that’s not the plan Horatio had for his life, but it was his story anyway.”
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