According to the road sign, Comfort was just nine miles away. I wondered what the town of Comfort, Texas looked like, but I did not take the detour off the highway. I was too anxious to get home after a weekend away.
But I was curious enough to Google “Comfort, Texas.” According to the town’s Chamber of Commerce site: “You’ll find yourself gradually relaxing as you approach our little ‘Haven in the Hills’ nestled in this pastoral valley only minutes away from the bustle of San Antonio.”
I know a lot of people that could use a visit to Comfort right now. Road weary folks that need to spend some time relaxing in a “haven in the hills.” A family who has just lost their husband and father to ALS. A young man without a job struggling to support his wife and child. A high school coach battling cancer. A couple fighting to keep their marriage together.
Where do they find comfort? Where do they go with their grief, pain, loss, need?
Real comfort is not found in a place. True comfort is found in a Person.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Do you need comfort now? Look to Christ. Through the presence of His Spirit He will give you strength in weakness, abundance in loss, and joy in grief (John 14:16). And look to His people who are able to extend to you the comfort that Christ has extended to them.
How far away is Comfort? Not far at all.