I love this time of year! It’s chilly outside and finally time to put a pot of soup on! I made a pot of vegetable beef soup yesterday morning, and if possible, it seems to be better today that it was yesterday. Soup, chicken and dumplings, and even grilled cheese sandwiches – they are what many call “comfort food.” It’s food that brings back childhood memories or just makes you feel warm inside.
This got me to thinking how Jesus said that He was “the bread of life” (John 6:35). Bread is a “staple food,” – one can survive on bread and water for a long time. Often, bread is synonymous with the word “food.” What words of Christ do you consider to be “comfort food?” I love Hebrews 13:5 where Jesus is quoted as saying, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” How about I Peter 5:7 where Peter reminded all to “Cast your care upon Him, for He careth for you.” Isn’t that a wonderful thought! I asked Steve what he considered to be a “comfort food passage”, and he said John 14:1-3, where Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” He will come again and we’ll be together – What a day that will be!
One of my favorite passages is in Romans 8. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:35-39) “For we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
The Bible is full of scriptures that are comforting. “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Simply blessed, Courtney