Last week, I stared in the face of a teary -eyed receptionist. I asked if everything was OK. She reluctantly admitted that it wasn’t . She had just lost a friend to a tragic death. It was all over the news.
Her compassion for him, his family and the friends they shared together was blaring. She mournfully stated that he was all alone at the time of his death. It seemed to be the one thing that bothered her the most.
That’s when it occurred to me that he most certainly was not alone. Jesus was there. He always is. When her friend left this earth, Jesus didn’t miss it.
When that fact dawned on her, her face brightened. Her tears dried up. Her eyes began to sparkle even though they were still red and moist.
See, I believe that God gave me that word for that particular encounter with her. Isn’t it wonderful how God shows up when we need Him the most? He is always ready to comfort us in our sorrow.
Jeremiah 31: 13 says, “I will turn their mourning into joy. I will comfort them and exchange their sorrow for rejoicing.”