Friday, December 2, 2016

25 Days of God Given Gifts ~ Day 2


For the Lord comforts his people
    and will have compassion 
on his afflicted ones.
Isaiah 49:13b



Websters 1828 Dictionary defines today's gift as:
COMFORT: Relief from distress of mind; the ease and quiet which is experienced when pain, trouble, agitation or affliction ceases. It implies also some degree of positive animation of the spirits; or some pleasurable sensations derived from hope, and agreeable prospects; consolation.

Corrie Ten Boom is one woman who would certainly know a trial and the comfort God can provide while in the midst of one. Corrie, her father and other family members helped many Jewish people escape the Holocaust during WWII. Corrie and her sister were sent to a concentration camp, where he sister died and she was later released due to a clerical error.

When God allows extraordinary trials for his people,
He prepares extraordinary comforts for them.  
Corrie Ten Boom 

 

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25 Days God Given Gifts & Scripture 

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5 comments:

Vee said...

Today's gift speaks strongly to my heart. Have been standing in need of comfort for some time now and all over again in recent days. I am currently reading a book by Corrie ten Boom that I had not read before. It was a part of John's stash. There are many of these sorts of worthy quotes...love them.

Have a blessed weekend, Abby! Hope that you are putting these up ahead because it's a lot of work.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Thanks for sharing this, Abby. Now i am going to sit in my aviary with my pet birds and guinea pigs. That is comfort to me. hugs, Teresa

Maureen said...

Abby, I used "25 God-Given Gifts" last year and also shared them with a friend who was hurting. This year, I am once again using it as my Advent devotional, and I appreciate the download. I enjoy not only the graphics, but also your blog notes for each day. Thank you for these short but powerful verses to meditate on each day as Christmas approaches.

Maxine D said...

Thank you Abby - I love the Lord's comfort, there is nothing like it!
Blessings
Maxine

Shoregirl said...

I love Corrie Ten Booms story, there is a depth to it that can only come through trials!
Thankful for the comfort God gives exactly when we need it!