We all long for comforting words, especially when life is ragged around the edges. In this “fallen world” we wrestle with illnesses, accidents, disappointments, just to name a few things. We all look for good news, words of comfort, something to give us hope.
As I pondered life today, I thought Paul’s words to the Corinthian church.
“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.” (2 Cor 1:3-4 ESV)
Consider the words of Jesus to the Apostle John and His message for the churches found in Revelation 1-3. At first glance, it seems like God was pointing all the wrongs without hope. A second look shows us the real heart of God is to bless His people. For the people to see a promising future, they had to turn from their wrong ways to focus on a holy walk with God. Only then can God bless them.
The title I have chosen for Sunday is GOD KNOWS “I know your works – Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die (Revelation 3:2-3). Later God talks about their ability to overcome the opposition they are facing. Above everything else, God wants to give and receive fellowship with His people. He wants to bless them. To be blessed, they need to concentrate on keeping Jesus center in their life.
I hope you will consider joining us this Sunday at 11 AM for worship and fellowship. Please consider this my personal invitation to each and every one of you!
Yours and His,