Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016: Words of Comfort

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 267  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …   Please take the time to take in a You Tube video of Carrie Underwood and Michael W Smith singing … All Is Well, poignantly singing words of comfort that we all need at times in times of testing trial, trouble, or temptation.

Highlight Passage: Isaiah 50:4 [NKJV] …  
4 The Sovereign Lord has given me His words of wisdom so that I know how to comfort the weary. 
… We come thru the gates to His eternal city with hearts of praise …
Highlight Context … Isaiah 50:4-10 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… The Prophet speaks for God His words of comfort for any/all who need Him.

Reference Passage #1 … 2nd Corinthians 1:3-7 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… Paul, exhorting fellow Christians (yes, you and me!) to help comfort others as God has comforted us.

My Journal for Today:  … Our Daily Bread author, David McCasland, put forth a pertinent and poignant life lesson learned by a famous Christian writer. He wrote: A few days after his father died, 30-year-old C. S. Lewis received a letter from a woman who had cared for his mother during her illness and death more than two decades earlier. The woman offered her sympathy for his loss and wondered if he remembered her. “My dear Nurse Davison,” Lewis replied. “Remember you? I should think I do.” 
Lewis recalled how much her presence in their home had meant to him as well as to his brother and father during a difficult time. He thanked her for her words of sympathy and said, “It is really comforting to be taken back to those old days. The time during which you were with my mother seemed very long to a child and you became part of home.” 

I think we’ve all been in a place where we needed - or could provide - a few kind, empathetic, words of comfort. And when someone was there, as the nurse was for C.S. Lewis, it’s like our Lord being there with us to say, as the linked song today shares, ”All is well.”

Maybe today, as the Apostle Paul taught fellow Christians in 2nd Cor. 1 [linked above], one of us will be given a divine appointment to share God’s comfort with someone who needs it. If so, let’s be there for the one who needs God’s love.

Today’s Prayer: Lord, let me be Your conduit of comfort for someone who needs Your love today. Amen  

Blogger Note:  Everyday during this year, my daily devotional blogs are influenced by the reading and study of the online devotional blog entitled Our Daily Bread, distributed online via email by RBC Ministries.  If you GO TO THIS LINK on the date of my blog, you can read/study the ODB blogs; or you can subscribe to the blog via email at that site.

No comments: