My Comforter

bed-blanket-female-450056One winter I remember being outside with our children who insisted on playing in the snow.  My son began to shake and looked for his jacket which was in the house.  After playing he was still cold and wanted to warm up so we bathed him and gave him some warm milk.  This did not help so he asked for his blanket.  Of course we gave it to him and he was relieved. Just like my son through trials and tribulations we all need a comforter to help us through our turmoil.  The Bible says in John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. The key here is that we will never know the comforter and what we can do unless we are in need.  The Hebrew word for comforter means paraklitos which means along side us, or side kick.  The only way that we can identify with the purpose, person and the work is to be in trouble.  We will never know the comforter outside slight discomfort.  We will see another definition is “Alos Pariklitis” which is the root word from Alovera which means to sooth.  I am grateful to the work of the Holy Spirit which comforts my every ailment and my every hurt.  He comforted my son years ago when he was cold.  It is so wonderful to have a friend in Him. There is a friend that knows you better then you know yourself, won’t judge you for your short comings, won’t tell your business, won’t misunderstand you and won’t lie on you… The Holy Spirit… Your friend… Your Comfort… Your helper.

 

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