Monday of the First Week in Advent
Beginning on a lofty note and dropping down four tones as on a doorbell or a clock in slow motion, the tenor in Handel’s “Messiah” rings out the cry: “COMFORT YE!” He lingers long on the “YE.” The first one to ring out this cry was the Lord through the prophet, Isaiah. Three times in two verses, “Comfort” is repeated.
Do you have a need to be comforted this Advent and Christmas? Expose the pain in your life without hiding it. You will do this only if you know it is safe to do so, in the presence of someone who will accept the pain.
Believe by faith that you are in the presence right now of The Comforter, the Holy Spirit, who longs to dwell deep within you and release healing rays of comfort and peace.