‘Where­fore com­fort your­selves to­gether’

Cherokee County Herald - - NEWS - by Randy Jones

Where­fore com­fort your­selves to­gether, and ed­ify one an­other, even as also ye do. (1 Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans Ch. 5 verse 11).

Only the Lord Je­sus through His Holy Spirit knows how to com­fort and con­sole those suf­fer­ing with tragedy and heartache. Every fam­ily will sooner or later face dif­fi­cult or even dev­as­tat­ing days.

And when tragedy in­volves a child it can cause a break­down in re­la­tion­ships be­tween loved ones and rel­a­tives. But that’s not the way it needs to be. That’s not God’s way.

Even in the most dif­fi­cult of times and trou­bles we can grow closer to­gether to each other when we com­fort each other with the knowl­edge and love of Je­sus. Our God of all com­pas­sion prom­ises to all who know Him, the com­fort of know­ing that one day Christ will re­turn for us, and we will live with God and our saved rel­a­tives for­ever.

Sure, we’re go­ing to grieve and be sor­row­ful for de­parted loved ones, but through the love and grace of God we can rest as­sured and have the peace that only God can give if we know that we know His Son, Je­sus.

For if we be­lieve that Je­sus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Je­sus will God bring with Him. And so shall we be with the Lord. (Ch.4 verse 14 & 17b).

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