Do You Have a Comforter?
How many of you have a comforter on your bed right now? It is always there to cover you and your bed, it makes your bedroom look nice, and it keeps you warm when its cold. Depending upon what it is made of, it can be very soft and comfortable. It kind of reminds me of the Great Comforter. Over the past month I have gone to at least 10 funerals. Young and old are leaving here. Although we know that every one must leave earth at some point, it is always challenging to see them go. I just want to encourage anyone who has experienced a loss or know someone who has loss a spouse, child, mom, dad, family member or friend. There is a Great Comforter and everyone needs to know who He is, what He does and when He does it.
Last week, I ministered at my first funeral. It was one of the most challenging things that I have ever done. It was for an infant but the Great Comforter helped me, the parents and all who attended. Dealing with death is very challenging and no one wants to talk about it. However, I think we need to talk about it because depending upon who dies in your life, it can greatly alter your life, marriage and family tremendously. You wonder, how do you go on? How will I make it? Let me introduce you to the Great Comforter. Everyone needs to know . . .
Who He Is?
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 tells us that God is a God of All Comfort. He is the best Comforter that any of us could ever have. He cares about every loss and pain that we could ever experience. God doesn’t leave us comfortless, He sent His son Jesus Christ and He sent His Holy Spirit to live with us on a day to day basis. So knowing Who He is, is realizing that you can have the presence of God in your life helping you to get through anything.
What He does?
God knows the pain that you feel so He is the only one who knows exactly how to comfort you. He will strengthen you when you are weak and help you to get through when you never thought that you could. He gives guidance and tells you what to do when you are clueless. John 14:26 says He will teach you all things. He provides peace in the midst of the storm. He loves you when you feel all alone. I am talking about the God of ALL Comfort.
When He does it?
When a person gives their life to Jesus Christ and accepts Him as Lord, He puts His Spirit in you. John 14:17 tells us that His Spirit lives with us and will be in us. He will never leave you nor forsake you (Deut. 31:6). You can have comfort in knowing that you are never alone. People will come and go, but the Great Comforter will ALWAYS be with you. Life is worth continuing because you have a constant helper. Be encouraged and know that you have a Great Comforter to help you through death and every challenge that life brings.
Until next week. . .