My Thoughts Today

Well actually these are not my thoughts. They are another man's thoughts, and further yet, they were posted by Kate McRae's mother today (a little girl that is recovering from brain cancer, whom I have been praying for) .
This last week my brother in law, Charlie was flown to Phoenix Children's Hospital, for what appears to be a "cardiac event." I am not going to go deep into that, because his story is very personal, but what I would like to share, is the grief I have been experiencing, and the "Why God?" I have been asking.
This morning as I was checking my email, I came across a journal notification through Caring Bridge, by Kate's mother, so I clicked on it and read these words:
"Any man can sing in the day. When the cup is full, man draws inspiration from it. When wealth rolls in abundance around him, and man can praise the God who gives a plenteous harvest.... The difficulty is for music to swell forth when no wind is stirring. It is easy to sing when we can read the notes by daylight; but he is skillful who sings when there is not a ray of light to read by--who sings from the heart.... Lay me upon the bed of languishing, and how shall I then chant God's high praises, unless He Himself give me the song? No, it is not in man's power to sing when all is adverse, unless an altar-coal shall touch his lip....Then, since our Maker gives 'songs in the night' (Job 35:10), let us wait upon Him for the music -Charles Spurgeon

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