Today’s Devotional Tidbit – February 13, 2006
The God of All Comfort
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
I am on the mailing list of a gentleman named Gailyn Van Rheenen. This morning he sent that list an email. The subject of that email was “unspeakable sorrow.” The email was sent at 3:58 a.m. and concerned his son who had suddenly died a few hours earlier in a traffic accident. He died immediately in the sleeper of an 18 wheeler when his truck ran into the back of another truck with his co-driver driving. I begin to weep any time I read Gailyn Van Rheenen’s words, “We feel unspeakable pain. A father is to die before his son.”
How will Gailyn Van Rheenen and his wife be comforted? I know that because of God, and because of their faith in Him, they will receive comfort. God will use times of solitiude to help this family. God will use helpful words and hugs of humans to comfort this family. And God will use time and distance to help Gailyn Van Rheenen and his wife Becky during this time of unspeakable sorrow.
The Apostle Paul wrote, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our afflictions so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.
God will help us through terribly difficult times. My hope is that each day, more and more people will come to know our Heavenly Father personally, and then, experience his comfroting love.