I was reminded this week of the life of Horatio G. Spafford, the writer of the song "It Is Well With My Soul." He and wife Anna lost their infant son to illness around 1870. In 1871, they lost everything they owned in the great Chicago Fire. In 1873, their four daughters perished aboard the S.S. Ville de Havre when it collided with another ship. Anna survived the collision and sent her husband this simple telegram ... “Saved alone.” Oh, the grief he must've felt. Mr. Spafford boarded a ship to get to his wife as quickly as possible and along the way, his ship passed over the very spot where his four daughters had perished. His pen flowed as the Holy Spirit inspired these words ... Mr. Spafford's words speak to the eternal hope that all believers have, no matter what pain and grief befall them on earth. This has long since been one of my favorite songs.