For Sunday May 8, 2022:
THE GREAT COMFORTER
Isaiah 66:13 (NKJV)
“As one whom his mother comforts, So I will comfort you.”
This time of year can be especially difficult for those whose mothers are no longer living. For them, Mother’s Day is a painful reminder of the void left by the dear person who gave them life. For some, it may be the loss of a grandmother or aunt who raised them. For others who never knew their mothers, this time of year reminds them of that cruel reality. In each case, it is not easy to feel celebratory on the day we honor and commemorate our mothers. However, God understands the comfort only a mother can give, and He promises to comfort us “as a mother comforts her child” through heartache.
Sadly, an author once said that “time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.” But if we know the love of Christ Jesus, then we know a greater Comforter than time. We know a Savior who experienced loss and a Creator who gently brushes the tears from our cheeks, just as our mothers did.
During any loss or sadness, depend on the God of all comfort to take you in His arms and soothe you with His Word. Though our earthly mothers can never be replaced, Christ Jesus can comfort us with the tenderness and strength of a mother’s love.
The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart.
KING DAVID (PSALM 34:18)