Comforter

 

Comforter

com·fort·er  n.

1. One that comforts: the nurse as comforter of the sick.  2. Comforter Christianity The Holy Spirit.  3. A quilted bedcover.

2004 was a busy year for our youngest daughter Monna and I.  We learned how to make rag quilts. We made big ones, little ones, pretty ones and funny ones like Jimmy’s bug quilt.

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And most of the quilt gifts are still being used on a regular basis.

Toward fall Monna kept disappearing into her bedroom with a KEEP OUT sign on the door.  I’d hear that sewing machine zipping away but I was NOT allowed to go anywhere near her room.  In November friends and family surprised me with a birthday party and this was the secret Monna was working on all that time.

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Our other quilts were just squares but Monna decided to create a special design just for me. Smile

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She wrote a love story with no words at all. 

This back side is nice and smooth to the skin when you get all cuddly.

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And you can see the great texture on the front side.  It’s just a perfect love gift.

Today we celebrate Pentecost, the gift of the Holy Spirit.  God’s promise fulfilled that He would never leave us or forsake us.  God wrapping himself around us being our comforter.

Life ain’t perfect.  Things happen.  But God is with us alwaysRemember…God gives us the choice to include him in our lives and our daily decisions.  The key word there is choice.  God is ever present through the good, the bad and the indifferent and life is best when we choose to include the Comforter.  So cuddle up in a favorite quilt….

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…have a talk with God and let God be your comforter.

This is what Brother Jimmy Honey and blog dog were doing while I wrote this post.

Peace to you and yours this and every day of the Comforter.

 

The Comforter Has Come

Lyrics: Frank Bottome, 1890. Composer: William Kirkpatrick.

O spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found,
Wherever human hearts and human woes abound;
Let ev’ry Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound:
The Comforter has come!

The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come!
The Holy Ghost from Heav’n, the Father’s promise giv’n;
O spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found—
The Comforter has come!

 

Lo, the great King of kings, with healing in His wings,
To ev’ry captive soul a full deliverance brings;
And through the vacant cells the song of triumph rings;
The Comforter has come!

The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come!
The Holy Ghost from Heav’n, the Father’s promise giv’n;
O spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found—
The Comforter has come!

 

O boundless love divine! How shall this tongue of mine
To wond’ring mortals tell the matchless grace divine—
That I, a child of hell, should in His image shine!
The Comforter has come!

The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come!
The Holy Ghost from Heav’n, the Father’s promise giv’n;
O spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found—
The Comforter has come!

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