Welcome all sickness!

(Henry Law, "Psalms" 1878)

"The Lord nurses them when they are sick
 and eases their pain and discomfort."
    Psalm 41:3

The Lord regards His people with especial love.

But they are not exempt from trouble.

Their heavenward march is through much tribulation.

Sickness often assails their frames.

Languor depresses them.

Weakness detains them to a bed of suffering.

But they are not deserted. No, they now are
encompassed with distinctive mercies. When
heart and flesh appear to fail, the inner man
is renewed with especial strength. Welcome
all sickness
which brings Jesus to the bedside!