October 2, 2020

THE COMFORTER - Bro. T. Stephen

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today is from the book of Isaiah 66:13, “As One whom his mother comforts so I will comfort you, and You shall be comforted in Jerusalem.”
“My Dear Brothers and Sisters from the above context we know that Pastors and Ministers are instruments of God and are of great comfort to those who are grief stricken. Yet God is the sole efficient cause of comfort to mankind. Since He is an immense and infinite Being possessed of all perfections and yet revives the spirit of the humble and contrite; as He is the Maker of heaven and Earth and all things and those whom He comforts are, ordinary dust and ashes, moreover, He is just and righteous. Though people are ungodly and guilty of backsliding and sometimes revolting against God Himself. Yet He comforts them as He has loved them with an everlasting love, and has given His only begotten son, for them and quickens them though they remain dead in sin.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, we read that just as a Father pities his children So the Lord pities those that fear Him. Today God says, I will comfort you just as your mother comforts you. In the worldly sense, there is no other greater character who can comfort us more than a mother. Because a mother carries her child within her womb for ten long months and also suffers from pain while begetting her child. During her pregnancy she cannot sleep peacefully. She suffers from vomiting and she is not even able to eat what she desires during the time of her pregnancy. She cannot run about and do her work as she likes. Sometimes she struggles to breathe. Some suffer from giddiness. She patiently goes through all these issues before she delivers her baby. She is cautious about her baby in the womb and takes great care till she brings forth her baby.
My Dear brothers and Sisters, Passing all these hurdles she sacrifices almost ten months to give birth to her child. Similarly after the baby is born she is not able to bear any problem that her child undergoes. Sometimes the baby might fall down from the bed or cradle she immediately runs to pickup her child, carries in her arms and hugs and kisses the fallen child. That is the love and comfort a mother shares. There is much more one could mention about a mother. In the same manner our God takes great care of us and comforts us throughout our lifetime. Our God is the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles. He says, “ Look I shall not leave you as orphans. I will come to you.”David says, Lord when I was troubled within my heart, Your consolation brought me great joy. God further consoles us by saying, “I even I am He who comforts you. Who are you that you should be afraid, of a man who will die? And the son of man who will be made like grass?
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, What more do you need when you have a God on your side. I know many who read this message are going through various troubles, in your life. Apostle Paul encourages us by saying If God is on our side then who can be against us? This is the assurance you need to have as a Child of God. Remember in this world you will have tribulation, but take heart God has overcome the world. May the Lord comfort you. God bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank you Lord for revealing to us the greatness of a Mother. And that You comfort us as a Mother comforts her child. We praise You Lord for comforting us at times of troubles. Give us the strength to overcome our grief and sorrow by holding on to You. Help many to be good mothers to their children. Grant them the grace to grow their children in the fear of God.
In Jesus name we pray.

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