Friday, January 15, 2010

Who Provides Your Comfort

Comfort, as with most things, has a different meaning for many people. I, for example, like my “Wicked Warm” slippers from L.L. Bean. They keep my feet warm; sometimes to the point that I have to take them off because my feet get too hot. I like them enough that I reattach the sole and the upper piece with new a leather thong every few years when the thong breaks and the pieces start to fall apart. We tend to surround ourselves this things we love (or think we love) and people who love us to give us that warm fuzzy feeling.

Some people are satisfied with the basics needs; a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in, and a hot meal. My wife is happy with a comfortable chair, a soft blanket, and a good book; especially if it involves a patch of warm sunlight. Others seek comfort in basic wants; a large high definition television attached to an array of speakers that will rattle the windows, a shiny new car every couple of years, or a house so large that the master bedroom and living room are in different zip codes. If you do that, then you need to seek mental comfort by buying insurance for all those things; how else are they going to get your “comfort” back if it is stolen or destroyed by a fire, flood, or other disaster?

Fortunately there is one source of comfort that it always available, no matter what it going on in your life. Take a moment and read the following passage from the Bible; one of my favorites.

Matthew 6:25-34

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Bottom line? Trust God, He loves you and will provide you lasting comfort.