RACHEL’S CHILDREN COME HOME Jeremiah 31:15-20
There is hope for your future, says the LORD, and your children shall come back to their own country.(v17)
Horatio G. Spafford, the author of the hymn, “It is well with my soul,” after losing his only son and experiencing challenges with his real estate business, decided to take his wife and remaining four daughters on vacation. On the day of their departure, he could not follow them because of some urgent business he needed to attend to. Unfortunately, their ship was struck by an English vessel and sank in twelve minutes. Several days later, the survivors were finally rescued and Mrs. Spafford called her husband, “Saved alone.” Spafford left immediately to join his wife. This hymn is said to have been penned as he approached the area of the ocean thought to be where the ship carrying his daughters had sunk. Challenges are part of Christian journey. Sometimes, we are faced with unpleasant situations like loss of loved ones, loss of job, sickness, unanswered prayers and other things that may want to shake our faith. Whatever the circumstance we are facing, our hope must always be in the Lord. Our responses and reaction in times of difficulties should be like that of Horatio Spafford … “It is well with my soul.” We should be confident in the Lord and be hopeful that He will definitely make all things work together for our good. God’s assurance of a brighter future and our good. God’s assurance of a brighter future and return of Rachel’s children to their own land reminds us that a glorious future awaits us. Our attitude in every situation must reflect our hope in God’s great compassion towards His children. Do not allow the situation you find yourself influence you negatively.
PRAYER LINE: Father, wipe away my tears and make me an instrument of comfort to other people. (NBC)
Children of the Light walk in His light.