Scripture Reading: 2Co 7:6
Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
Reflections: While in Macedonia, Paul and his colleagues were faced with all kinds of problems which weighed them down emotionally. This affected their pace of work. To address this, God sent them Titus. His visit is noted by Paul to have brought them comfort which enabled them to carry on with their task. Comfort is therefore critical in helping people to accomplish their given roles. Without it, dreams, aspirations, assigned tasks etc may be abandoned. Translated from the Greek word ‘parakaleō”, comfort, literally means “a calling to one’s aid’. It refers to the act of ‘emboldening another (through encouragement, exhortation, giving of resources etc.) to be able to keep up with a course of action. In life, there will always come a point where you will either need somebody to comfort you or where you will have to become a source of comfort to someone. Don’t refuse to comfort others when you have the opportunity. Be a willing source of comfort to many! Be the next ‘Titus’!
Prayer: Dear Lord, please make me a willing source of comfort to others.
Confession: I am a willing source of comfort to others. I lift up the spirits of people who are down to be able to carry on with their duties.