The love I feel in my heart is my refuge. No matter my circumstances, my comfort is in the love that sustains me through all things.
Like a warm blanket that shields me from the cold, my love shields me from life’s occasional harshness. I accept the seasons of loss and pain that visit everyone at some point. I do not shrink from any sadness I feel because the love I feel—the love of God—is greater and more steadfast than anything I may be called to face.
The love that comforts me is also mine to share. It is the love in the kind word, gently spoken. It is the love in the tender touch and the patient, listening ear. The love in my heart calls me to respond with compassion, to take comfort and to give it, assured of its healing gifts.
The Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.—Jeremiah 31:3