Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The God of All Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, 
and the God of all comfort;"

I love my bed.

My bed is the type that can be as soft or as firm as one would like.  I prefer it to be soft and squishy.

I love my pillows.  One is downy-soft and the other is a perfect combination of firmness and pliability.  I don't know what it is made of to give it such a great blend of two opposing adjectives, but it is my favorite.

I love my soft, fluffy blanket which is toasty warm in the winter but not hot in the summer.

All this combines to offer a complete feeling of comfort.

But where does comfort truly originate from?  From God.  Our Father is the source of all true comfort.  This means my wonderfully comfortable bed is somehow a gift to me and an expression of God's love and comfort.

In some way, every time we experience comfort, or are comforted by someone else, we are experiencing that comfort which comes from our Heavenly Father.  When we minister comfort to someone else, it is our Lord's comfort we are sharing.

This should change our attitude to our moments of comfort.  Let us use them as an opportunity of thanksgiving and praise to the One who is the "God of all comfort," and the Giver of "every good gift and every perfect gift."

2 Corinthians 1: 3,4
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.

James 1:17
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

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