IS YOUR FACE THE FACE OF COMFORT TO SOMEONE THIS DAY?

GOOD MORNING!

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   Comfort often reveals the sharp edge of reality so much more than a cuddle – Spurred on HOPE of better tomorrow.

COMFORT

 

The meaning of this word has been diluted in many instances to make it a simple nurturing, cuddling, kind of action.    It certainly was not so in centuries past.  Yes! Consolation was offered and sitting beside someone in times of grieving in silence was and is considered the highest form of both compassion and comfort.

However we would fail our children as parents if, when they made foolish decisions and hurt themselves, we sat and cuddled them, without taking the further step to encourage and inspire them to make better choices in the future.

Many incidents in history show kings and generals ‘comforting’ their troops.  This was with words, yes, but also with the sword or lance to urge them forward to a better future so they would not stay static in the ‘now’.

Yes we should be people who comfort one another who will cry with those who weep, and rejoice with those who are happy but in our comfort we should also be people who inspire the person in the hard place to look always towards the HOPE of better.

God the Holy Spirit is often named the Comforter and His main purpose in the lives of believers is to ever tell them……’You are loved.’ His Presence brings nurture and peace but He also works consistently to make our lives better by nurturing and pushing us towards forgiveness, restoration and a tomorrow with the constant Hope of better.

   Have a Great Day!  

May you  have an opportunity to comfort someone this day in the fullness of what this word is meant to fulfil.

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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4 Responses to IS YOUR FACE THE FACE OF COMFORT TO SOMEONE THIS DAY?

  1. DeniseBalog says:

    Beautiful Faye.. Thank you for your “comforting” words… Pushing forward:) blessings, denise

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  2. oneta hayes says:

    You have stretched my understanding of this word especially as it applies to the Holy Spirit.

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  3. rlseaton says:

    Love this and would like to share it on my blog. Thank you for sharing your comfort today!

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  4. Pingback: IS YOUR FACE THE FACE OF COMFORT TO SOMEONE THIS DAY? | One More Voice

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