~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 affliction, 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.For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.~
When I think of the word “comfort” this is the first thing that springs to my mind. One small section of scripture, that contains the word comfort 6 times. To see something repeated like that automatically clues me in to something important to grasp.
As a woman who is still reeling from the loss of my 8 little ones this summer, this verse really, truly grabs at my heart. I have been clinging to it with a vice grip that I can’t release.
He comforts me in all my affliction.
So, that I may be able to comfort those who are being afflicted(perhaps even through this little ol blog?)
Christ has suffered. God the Father lost His Son. He knows the pain of a lost child- therefore He can comfort me in the depths of my own sorrow.
Could there possibly be any greater comfort than this?