When you hear the words “comfort food”, what comes to mind? We all have specific foods or types of foods that seem to bring comfort. Last week a dear friend brought us a meal. When I saw what she brought, it was certainly some of my “comfort food”! Wonderful memories of my two grandmothers came flooding back as I saw and then tasted her delicious food. She brought chicken and noodles, green beans and pie crust cinnamon rolls. The green beans brought memories of my grandmother who we used to visit every year when school let out. They lived in Florida and she always got up early and started cooking for the day. I say early but to us, it seemed like the middle of the night because it was dark outside. However, we woke to the smell of green beans cooking and that was comforting (and later delicious). My other grandmother lived closer to us and we visited almost every week. One of her meals I absolutely loved was when she made noodles. It was hard to resist going back for seconds (and I’m not sure I did). Another thing she always did (and the rest of us have latched onto) is to make cinnamon rolls from the leftover pie crust. We all liked them so much that she started making extra pie crust just for the rolls. So, as I said, when I saw this meal, it was so special. Now I have one more memory to add to this “comfort food” – that of my dear friend and her sweet act of love to us. Thanks again Judy! You brought more comfort than you knew.
God has given us even better “comfort food” than any of these I have listed or those you are thinking of right now. He has given us His Word.
Deuteronomy 8:3: “He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known from the mouth of the Lord.”
Matthew 4:4: “Jesus answered, ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
John 17:3: “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
Revelation 21:2-4, 7: “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”, “He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”
These verses are so comforting to all those who follow Christ. Sometimes, however, God speaks to us individually and personally as we read His Word. We can’t explain it because it’s often taken out of context but that does not make it any less real. Here are a couple of scriptures in which God gave me a “message” that He had taken care of my prayer request. I just had to trust Him and wait to see the answer.
Proverbs 3:5-6: ”Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight.”
Acts 3:16: “By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.” [This story I will have to post sometime as it is a true healing miracle.]
So…what is some of God’s Comfort Food that you enjoy? Please share your personal “comfort food” from God with us. You can simply ‘comment’ on this post.
Remember…the next time we want to reach for ice cream, chips… or noodles, there is something even better waiting for us in God’s Word. EAT WELL and ENJOY!