Comfort, Peace and Hope
Comfort – a feeling that comes from knowing how much God and
Jesus care for us (John 13:1). As Christians we really know that there
is someone to turn to when we are in trouble (Matt.11:28-30). Jesus
calls us, he wants to give us rest and learn humility from him. His
yoke is easy and his burden is light, so what can stop us getting rest
from him? Why let our heart be troubled? (John 14:1), Is it not easy
to believe in Jesus? – certainly it is. The Lord will never leave us
alone, never will he forsake us. (Heb. 13:5), so brothers and sisters
let us gain comfort for the Lord is with us for ever and ever.
Peace – the calm that comes from trusting in the Lord. An ease that
comes from surrendering our worries and anxieties to His power.
Brothers and sisters, we have to live peacefully in the Lord, love one
another, not worrying about worldly things, for the Lord is with us.
“Peace be with
you” Jesus said (John 20:26)? If yes, then let us enjoy it to the full and preach it to others.
Hope – having the strength that comes from knowing that even
the deepest sadness cannot last for ever. Believing that happiness
lies ahead. Having comfort and peace in the world, we must have hope.
Although we are facing more problems in the world, such as earthquakes,
war, hunger and so on, we must not worry. We know that Jesus is there
for us and when he returns and establishes the new world, we shall
rejoice. When the Lord comes, eternal peace will prevail, so we must
have hope and patiently wait for that day. Read Hebrews 11.
Let us keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour of our Lord’s return..
Bro. Bautie Mbewe (Chegutu, Zimbabwe)