All the Comforts

My oldest daughter will come for a visit from college for a few days. I immediately think of every possible way to bless her. I shop for all her favorite foods; I make her bedroom cozy; I set up everything for her relaxation. My mom did the same thing for me when I would come visit during my college years at the University of Virginia.

I remember that God is a parent like this. We know from the Bible that He is the “God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3). He delights in comforting us and bringing things into our lives that increase our joy and well-being (Psalm 35:27). He is abounding in love (Psalm 86:5).

As I stuff the refrigerator with all the fruit and coffee drinks she loves, all the breakfast foods and all the treats, it feels abounding in comfort.

I let God parent me just like this.

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