Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Have you ever lost something or someone really important to you? When you’re young, it could be your favorite toy. When you’re a bit older, maybe your phone, wallet, passport, or car keys. Or maybe a good friend or family member died. It may have been sudden like an accident, or prolonged like cancer. How did you feel when you lost that precious item? What would you have given to have more time with your precious loved ones? Losing things helps us realize the value of the things we have and the fragileness of this life.
God lost something that was precious to Him. He lost the human race. When Adam and Eve sinned, God’s justice demanded that she die right there. However, God saw the millions and billions of people who would come after. He loved each and every person as His precious treasure. God could not bear to lose you and me. So God risked losing His Son forever, just so that He wouldn’t lose us forever.
Losing a loved one is painful. God knows the pain of loss because He lost us. He knows the struggle, pain, and emotions that come with loss. God wants to comfort us. He comforts us with the promise that if we believe in Jesus and accept Him, that one day we will live with God in a world with no more sadness, crying, or pain. That is the comfort from God, that this world is not the end, and that there is heaven waiting for us. Use this experience to comfort others and bring them with you to heaven.
Prayer: Father, thank You for being our Comfort and Shield. Thank You for loving us so much that You couldn’t bear to lose us. Please help us to take comfort in Your promises and to comfort others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.