The Comforter has Come!

I was trying to cheer myself up earlier today, so I started singing some hymns and children's songs that I knew. Singing always make my spirits rise!

One of the songs that came to mind was "The Comforter has come". It's a lovely, encouraging song.

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!

As I was thinking about the lyrics, though, I realized that this song is not just about comforting the weary, weak, and afraid. It's not just a song we sing when we are sad or we feel as though life has hit us a hard blow.

No, this song also speaks of triumph, joy, and hope. It speaks of eternal victory!

I had one more thought about the lyrics though. Not only does it bring comforting news, but it demands that if we have found the news wonderful, then we are to share it with the world. Spread the tidings 'round! We have been healed, now share the source of that healing. We have been given a gift, now we must pass it on to others.

It's an exciting charge, but also a solemn one. How well am I doing at this? Not very well. I am embarrassed to think about it, quite frankly. It is definitely something that I need to work on, with help from the Lord. 

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