"Comfort ye my people"

"Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God." It is the very nature of God to inspire, protect, comfort, and heal. Never can mankind pass through an experience bereft of blessings if the presence and power of God are sought in earnest prayer. It is supremely comforting to know that God answers prayer. "Great is the power of a good man's fervent prayer" (Twentieth Century translation of the New Testament). This "good man's fervent prayer" does not need to be couched in any specific phrase or wording, for God knows the thoughts and pure desires of each of His children before they are expressed in words. Reaching out to the divine power for protection and guidance is prayer. As we repeat the Lord's Prayer, beginning. "Our Father which art in heaven," it is helpful to pause and rejoice that because God and man eternally dwell together, God is present with man at this very moment.

Time cannot separate man from God: oceans and continents cannot separate them, for time and space are unknown to Deity. God is everywhere at all times, for God is Love, and Love knows no limits of time, space, or circumstance. As relatives and friends realize this eternal truth, they lose their fear and anxiety for their dear ones in the armed service, and with thought thus sustained are able to bless and strengthen others. We can all experience the comfort which comes from resting understandingly in the Bible assurances: "The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him and delivereth them:" "The righteous cry and the Lord heareth and delivereth them out of all their troubles."

Thus, in place of a fearsome or sorrowful experience, may be found the kingdom of heaven right at hand, and angels ministering. Let us be alert to extend a helping hand and to utter a compassionate word wherever there is need.

"That ye resist not evil"
March 18, 1944

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