Daily Thoughts : September 15th
2 Cor 1:3,4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles
We started yesterday's thought noting that God delights in communicating with people. He is not a God who simply set this world in motion and then stands afar off watching it and watching us. No, He is described here as the Father of compassion. He feels for us and is moved by our plight. When the Lord spoke with Moses about Israel in slavery in Egypt, He said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering.” (Ex 3:7). He not only saw, but He felt for them!
When Jesus came to Lazarus's tomb he wept. We also read, “When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled.” (Jn 11:33). Now whether that was anguish for their anguish or anguish because of their unbelief is not clear, but whatever it was, Jesus was moved. A number of times Jesus was moved by compassion (Mt 9:36, 14:14, Mt 20:34). Jesus feels for us when he sees our plight.
In this Fallen World there are times when we need comfort. This is where it gets difficult, because I don't know how the Lord does it. All I know it that somehow He draws close and the sense of His presence is comforting. Somehow He comes to us and He does comfort us, for we are comforted and we get through.
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