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Reading Through The New Testament In 2016. Day 155. 2 Corinthians 7


Can you think of a time when someone embodied the love of God in your life?

The memory that comes to my mind was a time I felt humiliated and embarrassed. At the time I was working with my cousin Matt, I found him and confided in him what had happened. He then open his arms and gave me a hug. I started to cry. N

It’s interesting isn’t it? God’s chosen way to show his love in the world is you.

It’s me.

It’s people.

For example in 2 Corinthians 7:5-6

For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus

Conflicts from the outside.

Fears within.

We’ve been there right? Maybe you’re there right now.

Then — Paul says — that God comforted them.

How?

with a visit from a human being named Titus.

Paul doesn’t say that Titus comforted them. He says that God comforted them through the coming of Titus.

I love that.

I thank God for the “Tituses” that have appeared in my life. When I spend time with them it feels like God himself is ministering to me. I couldn’t be where I am today without them.

I also want to be aware that in the minutes of this day God will give me opportunities to comfort others through me. I want to be available, open, and ready. I want God to use me to comfort. To show His love in the world.

Who today needs God’s comfort through you?

Who needs a hug and a good cry?

Who needs a hot drink?

Who needs an encouraging word?

Who needs a prayer said on their behalf?

Because God comforts the world through us.


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