Comfort Assured! (Romans 8:38-39)

I have a cousin whose hobby is graphic design. I first viewed her work when her mother, my aunt, sent me a Christmas card. It was stunningly beautiful, complete with a matching envelope and a personalized message.  When my aunt informed me that my cousin designed it, I immediately contacted her and ordered several sets for gifts and announcements, delighting all who received the decorative creations.

 

Recently, I asked my cousin to design some sympathy cards utilizing a similar design theme. Through successive emails, we worked through various envelope and card designs and I simultaneously submitted different wording that would be printed on the inside of the card. After several exchanges, I sent her the following:

 

May God Surround You with His Peace and Comfort

 

However, I was still having second thoughts and wrote below the phrase, “Though I am still unsure….”

 

She sent me a mock-up of the card and after viewing it in the card, I approved the final draft. A few weeks later, she stopped by my office and presented me with the finished version. Elegant and dignified, I was pleased with the envelope and card cover. I then opened the card to read the following…

 

May God Surround You with His Peace and Comfort

Though I am still unsure…

 

We both laughed uproariously, realizing what happened. It was no problem to change the insert of the card and delete the last phrase. However, I insisted on keeping one to show to others as a joke.

 

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39 (NASB)

 

My message is the antithesis of God’s promise to us. I may be unsure but thanks be to God that He never is!

 

God’s comfort is always assured, even when we are unsure!

 

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

 

 

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