“Comfort, yes, comfort My people! Says your God.” Isaiah 40:1
In this verse God had told His prophet Isaiah to speak comfort to His people and that the comfort consisted in the Messiah; the future coming King and Redeemer of the world. He would someday come and end the warfare of God’s people and provide pardon for their iniquities.
This is the comfort we should be speaking to God’s people- that their Messiah will return to set things right. The book of Revelation gives us a clearer picture of the comfort He promises to bring to us saying “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself with be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”(21:3b-4) This is our consolation; that our Lord and Christ will return with comfort for His people.
Our words should be primarily used to bring comfort; especially to the children of God- to those who call themselves followers of Christ. In fact, we are reminded to comfort and edify one another in this very thing by the Apostle Paul in 1 Thess. 5:11, especially in the light of the death of a loved one.
My weary Christian brethren, your Lord will return!!! He will return for you as a groom comes for His bride. He will take you up into His arms, wipe away your tears and cause you to forget all your sorrows. This world will soon pass away along with all that is in it- leaving only the love of God to remain. Look to the coming of the Lord Jesus as your comfort when you find yourself unable to continue on; just a moment longer and you will be there with Him. Only then, caught up in His presence, will all the worries of this life will be forgotten and your heavy heart and burdens erased by the rapture of His love. Jesus will return and He will return soon; may those of you who know Him find comfort in this.
Waiting on Him,