Friday, October 5, 2007

Words of Comfort

John 14:26-27 is spoken by Christ to the eleven disciples remaining with him:

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Jesus Christ has indeed returned to His Father, where He sits on the Father's right hand now. Hours away from betrayal, crucifixion, and death when speaking these words, He reminds His disciples that they will not be left alone. This undoubtedly served to comfort them many times in the years to come.

Those of us who have accepted Christ as Savior must remember that, no matter how bleak the day, no matter how dark the trial, our hearts need not be troubled, nor should they be afraid. The peace which He gives—the peace that passes all understanding—is given to us. The Comforter, the Holy Ghost, is sent to us. We don't deserve this, but His grace allows it. Meditate on that: Sinners deserving of no better then damnation can receive salvation, the Comforter, and the peace which only Christ can give.

It is a blessed thought: Wonderful Peace

What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace,
Buried deep in the heart of my soul,
So secure that no power can mine it away,
While the years of eternity roll!

—Warren D. Cornell

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