Today’s word is dedicated to all the families that lost their loved ones in the helicopter crash that killed 9 people in California yesterday. I am also dedicating today’s word to others who have lost loved ones under different circumstances.
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5 vs 4).
This verse is so powerful. What Jesus taught that day was a message of hope and assurance. He gave them hope like no other, some I am sure where mourning the loss of loved ones. Others were fighting other battles just like us today. Jesus gave them his word that day that whatever they were going through it will not be in vain. There is a sovereign reason for it all. He comforted them.
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever” (John 14 vs 16). Here Jesus told his diciples that his Father shall send ‘another’ comforter to abide with us. He used the word another because while he was on earth he was their comforter, but he knew what his purpose was and he knew that he would have to leave them one day. So he made preparations for them and for us to have another to comfort us.
“Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him, but ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be with you, I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you. (vs 17-18) the Holy Spirit is our comforter and he lives in us. He is there to give us comfort in times like these. Today he will do the same for you. God loves us and we may not always understand his way but we can rest assured that his way is perfect.
Prayer: Lord I come to you today in the name of Jesus Christ. Resting on your promises to never leave us comfortless. Knowing that whatever you say you will do. Knowing that according to your word you will hear us before we call. Today Lord please send your Holy Spirit now to comfort those who are mourning. Please open their eyes and their hearts to you today in Jesus Name. Amen. Until next time. God bless you.