Comfort Food. Do you easily lapse into fond thoughts of those particular foods which make you feel as if all is right with the world?
Mine are homemade soup and dark chocolate. I'd happily indulge in the former more often if it were as readily available as the latter. And since one should only have so much chocolate, I'm more likely to indulge in comfort drinks. I like cool water generously laced with fresh lemon, hot black coffee, or perhaps a glass of a not-too-dry Riesling. I needn't even sip of them to feel happy. Simply holding a cup or glass of one is enough to impart harmony with the world.
"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
~ John 16:33 (NKJV)
John gives us an in depth, five-chapter glimpse of that last night Jesus spent with His disciples. Jesus may have spoken at such length on any other night, but it is only these final and fatal hours to which we are privy. We can nonetheless be certain that our Master weighed these particular words with special care, to feed His followers' souls at their Last Supper together.
"So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD."
~ Deuteronomy 8:3 (NKJV)
When conflict churns and chaos clamors all about us, an oasis of calm waters and comfort food for the soul may be found in the every Word of Jesus.
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
~ Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)
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