Grateful for the needed reminder and comfort God put in my inbox this morning, on the day of Ben's surgery:
Day By Day With Billy GrahamDay 32 of 366
Working Together for Good
We might never have had the songs of Fanny Crosby had she not been afflicted with blindness. George Matheson would never have given the world his immortal song, "O Love That Will Not Let Me Go," had it not been for his passing through the furnace of affliction. The "Hallelujah Chorus" was written by George Frederick Handel when he was poverty-stricken and suffering from a paralyzed right side and right arm. Affliction may be for our edification and Christian development. Sickness is one of the "all things" which work together for good to them that love God. Don't resent it. Don't be embittered by it.
You do not make mistakes, Father. If sorrow comes into my life, let me use it to help others know about You.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.