Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Photo Gallery - 2

This is my daughter and her roommate, which they found out they are quite alike in many areas.  The best thing is both are Christian girls.  Doesn't God make a way for you?

Me cleaning up after our day of shopping with other people getting their students ready for school. 

The desk look great put together.  There wasn't a lot of light so we put light everywhere.

A brother and Sister from our church that came share their blessings with her at the trunk party.

Many family and friends came to show support at the Trunk party.  The food was great also, supplied by her aunt Emma and other members that pitched in to help with the games and everything else.

Mom after a long drive ready to get to the end of the day.  Besides, have you ever drove in DC.  Nothing is straight!  You have to go in circles!  After this I was ready to go sit down and not move again.
Keep you eyes open we will share more about our road trip.  Also, take a look on the Fearfully and Wonderfully Made blog for other photes.

Words of Encouragement

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem. - Isaiah 66:13

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. - 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

God's Way. God Comforts Me to Comfort Others. It is important for us to understand how important the will of God is.  We often seek God to bless us with the things we stand in need of.  There is nothing wrong with that, however we sometimes get stuck in that place. 

We forget sometimes that God blesses us so that we can turn around and be a blessing to someone else.  God gives us comfort from the things that trouble us.  Like a mother, he will catch us up and help us to feel safe and loved.  Do you remember what it felt like when you fell and hurt yourself and ran seeking your mother?  You wanted her to acknowledge your hurt and to kiss it and make it better.  There was something magical in that kiss.  It made the hurt go away.  It was because the kiss was just the evidence of love.

God gives us that same love. He will catch us up when we have fallen or when we have faced some of lifes difficulties.  We reach out to him to acknowledge our hurts and for his love to make things better. God does this for us, but there is another purpose for it. God gives us the comfort so that when we see someone else in the same place we have been, that we will offer to them that which will comfort them.

What is that comfort?  It is two fold.  Our lives can be an encouragement to those that are facing the same or similar things that we face.  Then we can also direct those that we encounter to the one that gives comfort to the weary and the hurting, God.

Today, my prayer is that God would comfort you in whatever trouble you face.  When he does, may you remember to comfort others with the same comfort you have been given.