OUR LOVING COMFORTER
“Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”
2 Corinthians 1:2-4 KJV
Our Heavenly Father is not only our Comforter, He is our loving Comforter. He loves us so much that He gave His beloved Son to die on the cross for our sins. Have you ever thought about how it must have hurt our Heavenly Father and broke His heart when His Son was hanging on the cross bruised and bleeding?
God knows how much it hurts to have a broken heart. He also knows that you and I need to be comforted and encouraged when we are hurting. There is so much violence and hatred in this world that I praise God for His unconditional love for us and His gentle loving care of us.
God comforts us and we should comfort those who are hurting. Joyce Landorf Heatherley, a Christian speaker and author, said on one of her teaching tapes “People we sit next to in church look fine and they look darling, but inside they are hurting”. May God help us to be encouragers to one another.
We should also be an encourager to God. It must really hurt God and break His heart because there are so many people who have not given their heart and life to Jesus. We need to pray for all those who have not said yes to Jesus. May today be the day they invite Him into their heart.
Joanne LoweAugust 13, 2015