Just Close Enough for Comfort

Charles Swindoll tells a story about a little girl whose playmate had recently died. The little girl reported to her family one day that she had gone to comfort the mother of her friend. “What did you say?” asked her father. “Nothing,” she replied, “I just climbed up on her lap and cried with her.”

“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.”—2 Corinthians 1:3-4.

God comforts us in our sorrows so that we will be able to give others comfort in their time of need. It’s so simple a child can do it.

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