OUR LOVING COMFORTER
“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 1:3,4 KJV
Our Heavenly Father is our Comforter. Nobody can comfort us like God can comfort us. However, we are to comfort each other. How do we comfort people? We comfort them by telling them and reassuring them that Jesus loves them. When we feel the love of Jesus for us, we can face anything.
We can believe in Jesus and know that He loves us but until we feel His love for us we are like a ship without an anchor. One of the definitions for anchor in Webster’s Dictionary is “a person or thing that provides strength and support”. Jesus gives us strength and support by His unconditional love for us.
When is the last time you hugged someone and said “Jesus loves you”? All of us need to know that we are loved. The person who says he or she doesn’t need anyone is not being truthful. If you don’t feel comfortable hugging people, hug them with your words by telling them how much Jesus loves them.
Heavenly Father, we love You. Thank You for comforting us. Father, please help us to comfort each other as You comfort us. Jesus, thank You for loving us unconditionally. I love You with all my heart. Thank You for dying for me, for loving me and for never leaving me. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweJuly 13, 2017