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God of Comfort Fall walk in the wood

October is a great month!  Students have settled into their classes, activities have started up and for the most part- the nicer weather hangs on.  This Thanksgiving weekend, I’m looking forward to connecting and spending time with family, and enjoying all that comfort food!

Fall seems to be the season of everything comfort.  We begin to cook differently, we bring out the sweaters and blankets, we trade our flip flops for socks and we enjoy a warm cider or latte. All these things make our transition through the season more comfortable.  Of course, our greatest comforter is God! We only need to turn to Scripture to read this truth.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. Who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any afflictions, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV)

This is an amazing promise. To know that whatever circumstance or situation we may come upon, God will surround us with His love, understanding and grace.  We can trust that He will walk with and reassure us.  We in turn can also be a help to others.

I feel that it is so relevant to also teach our kids about the different attributes of God. It is natural for children to be curious and wonder what God is really like.  Along with teaching about biblical characters and Bible stories, we can help them to see and learn who God is.  It’s important for children to know God and to understand the depth of His love.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tanya Chant, Director of Family & Children's Ministry