The God of all comfort

(J. R. Miller, "Ministry of Comfort" 1898)

"The Father of compassion—and the God
 of all comfort
." 2 Corinthians 1:3

There is a blessing in true human sympathy.
God sends our friends to us, to bring us little
measures of His own love—little cupfuls of His
grace. But He Himself is the only true comforter.
His love alone—is great enough to fill our heart,
and His hand alone—has skill to bind up our

However deep the sorrow may be—if we creep
into God's bosom, and nestle there like a tired
child in the mother's arms—God's love will
enfold and embrace us, and flow into our
heart—and we shall be comforted, satisfied.

"As a mother comforts her child—so will
 I comfort you." Isaiah 66:13