December 30: Death of Andrew Bonar (1892)
Through any of our Christian book stores, get the Life and Diary of Andrew Bonar. You will enjoy it immensely. This author read it while he was in college. One of the observations he made was that Jesus sang a hymn in the Garden of Gethsemane, even as he realized the future of his time on earth. Let us, Andrew Bonar observes, keep our friends from sorrow as long as we can. In the face of difficulties, sing to the Lord if you have a dread of what is coming. Don’t brood over it, but sing to the Lord.