What brought you comfort as a child? Was it your special blanket? Your favorite doll? Retreating to your room? Was it mom’s gentle voice or dad’s strong arms? Why did you need comfort? Was it because you had a fight or you were afraid of what might hurt you?
The prophet Isaiah cried out, “Comfort, comfort, my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned….”
There is nothing more comforting than the gentle words of our Heavenly Father enfleshed in the person of His Son, Jesus. In His flesh is the forgiveness of all of our sins. This is true comfort. The end to the war between our sinful flesh and our perfect God is found in a babe in Bethlehem. Comfort that lasts into eternity!
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.