Have you seen the picture on Facebook of the homeless man that is sitting on the sidewalk holding his dog. What a picture of love and comfort. (for the man and the dog) Beauty in ashes!
One of my favorite pictures of Truth is the one with her asleep in my arms. We were on mission in Kentucky and she had helped the school drama team perform in a couple of schools, meeting and greeting hundreds of students. Afterwards, she shifted her loving attention to residents at a local nursing home. She showed unconditional love to all she met and she gave all she had! She was one tired puppy! That night she fell asleep on my bed when I decided to move her into my arms. There she rested and rested well I might add! However, if you look at this picture, I’m not sure how comfortable this position is for Truth. I mean she’s a big girl and she really doesn’t fit in my lap to well; but one thing I do know… when she had given all she had and felt like she couldn’t go on, she found comfort resting in her Master’s arms.
If you have been a Christ follower for any amount of time, you know that comfort also. Times when you feel you can’t go on, can’t face another day and just want some rest. Some comfort. The ironic thing about God’s comfort is that it comes powerfully when we are most uncomfortable. I don’t know about you but I do not like to be uncomfortable. Who does? But sometimes we are thrown into an uncomfortable situation before we know what hit us. Maybe it was young love that ended without any notice or the loss of a love one that we are never prepared for. Maybe it was that medical diagnosis that was unbearable to hear. Whatever the situation, no matter how uncomfortable we are, God tells us He will give us comfort.
As Truth remind us, I pray you will find comfort in the arms of The Master.
…this body of ours had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn–conflicts on the outside, fears within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us… 2 Corinthians 7:5,6
To know who God is we have to know Jesus because He is the exact image of the invisible God. If you have followed Christ for any amount of time, you know Him as your Comfort.