During my devotions one morning I read Psalm 119:132 (CSB), “Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is Your practice toward those who love Your name.” My heart was warmed by the once again reminder of the presence of our loving Lord being with us 24/7/365.
The month of May in many ways seems like such a blur yet as a congregation we have experienced the presence of God in ways that are a reminder of His love and grace toward each one of us. We have seen how the Lord touched Georgie after her brain tumor surgery. We have experienced the comforting presence of God as together we stand in prayer and hope for Nancy's full recovery while she remains in the NTICU. Together, we grieve with sweet hope the loss of Dee into the presence of the Savior she loved and served her entire life. How very faithful the Lord is and will continue to be.
The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 1:3-4—“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” How wonderful it is that there is a two-way street—God comforts us and in turn we comfort one another with that same comfort that we received!
As we now enter another month, June, let us continually offer up to God praise for His presence, His comfort, and that He hears our BOLD prayers. Keep on believing family of God!!