Our Great Comforter

Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted Matthew 5:4 NKJV

Frustration, a sense of failure, and helplessness conspired together this morning till tears flowed briefly down my face. Then God reminded me that my walk with Him is always and only by faith. To draw nearer we each must step outside the safety of our own understanding and onto the waters of trusting in Him alone. There comes a peace  knowing that following his footsteps means walking with Him among the billows! There is where I am reminded again that He is the Christ our LifeGreat Comforter!

The First Word

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:1 & 5

Every day when we open our eyes ask yourself; “who will get the first word today?”

Will it be from the music on the radio? The report from CNN or Fox? Will the first word be, “I’m late! I’ve got to go!”?

I picture the creation as a moment when a black sky was suddenly bathed in light to reveal below all of what God had already prepared. The creation already planned in the Father’s mind was spoken into being in a flash by Jesus…The Word of God.


As I watch the miracle of another morning reenact the first morning on earth, whose word will be first to shine in my life today?

Holy Holy Holy Lord God Almighty

Early in the morning my song shall rise to Thee

Holy Holy Holy merciful and mighty

God in three persons blessed Trinity!       Reginald Heber