Songs for the Season: It Is Well
It is truly humbling and inspiring to know that this hymn was written in response to the death of Horatio Spafford’s four daughters. It is hard to imagine the depth of grief he must have felt – and yet somehow his song lifts us out of sadness. He takes us to the solid ground of the love of God for us, which is expressed in the sacrifice of Jesus. If God loves us that much, he will definitely be with us through the challenges we face and will bring us out the other side.