Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.
Comfort. A feeling of contentedness, safety, warmth and security.
There are so many things that bring me comfort:
Hot coffee on a cool day.
Cold coffee on a warm day.
Chocolate, in any way, shape and form.
Walks in the park.
Fuzzy socks and blankets.
Watching my children sleep.
Watching the sun rise.
Hearing the rain fall.
And although these things, and many more, leave me feeling deeply satisfied, content and comforted, it is only a temporary satisfaction and I am left craving more.
When I long to feel the warmth of his arms around me like when we first met,
I am reminded that in the arms of Jesus is where true comfort is found.
When I long to hear from the friend who has since moved miles away,
I am reminded that the Voice of my Beloved is all that I need to hear.
When I long to be heard, to know that what I have to say matters,
I am reminded that He inclines His ear to me and is attentive to my voice.
When I long to be desired, pursued and romanced,
I am reminded that there is One who pursues me with an everlasting love,
and His desire is for me.