The Gift of Presence (John 11:19)

TheGiftOfYourPresence Presence of God

In times of distress, people rarely remember what we say. What they most remember is that we were there. Familiar faces offer strength beyond description; they provide comfort for the deep feelings of loneliness setting in from the loss. This “gift of presence” is one we’re all capable of offering, even if we’re tongue-tied or uncomfortable.

In loss of any kind, Jesus always gives His comforting presence, and we have the ability to give deeply of His compassion simply by the gift of our presence. – Randy Kilgore

O may I never fail to see

The comfort you may need form me;

And may you know that I am there

To bind our souls as grief we share. – Kilgore

Often the best comfort is just being there.

  • October 3, Vol. 21, Our Daily Bread
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