Greetings, brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series where we seek to
explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years, the heavenly
Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them with you. This
morning we seek to understand the comfort of the Father's Love.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Comfort of the Father's Love
Jesus said, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John, Chapter 14, Verse 18.
Brothers and sisters, the Father loves us, even if no one else does. Based on such an absolute
statement of truth, we may journey through this life with the assurance of spiritual security. When
all else fails, we may fall upon the everlasting arms of Father's love, which never fails.
When we watch in bewilderment as some of our brothers and sisters whom we love dearly, and
unselfishly chose the way of darkness rather than the way of light, we may know that our sorrow
even though great can never become absolute because of the presence of the Father's love which is
absolute. When we watch helplessly as those who profess to love us turn their backs upon us, we
may still experience hope as we realize that the Father will never turn His back upon us.
As we watch those near us toying with the decision to default on their moral responsibility for the
immature pleasures of evil, we may be strengthened by the knowledge that the Father is absolutely
dependable, and we can depend absolutely upon the Him. When we are emotionally and morally
wounded sometimes by the irrefutable evidence that insincerity and selfishness are indeed in control
of the heart of those whose lips sing a different tune, we may rest in peace that sincerity and
unselfishness control the heart of the Father.
When those around us prefer the confusion of evil in their minds rather than the clarity of truth in
their hearts, we may know with absolute clarity that no confusion of evil exists in the mind of the
Father. When we realize that there is nothing we can do or say to melt the iciness of a frozen heart,
we may know with sheer delight that no iciness or coldness exists within the Father's heart.
When we cry out for help from those who are near and they flee because of cowardice, we may rest
assured that the Father is near, giving mercy and healing comfort to our afflicted soul. When our
anger becomes inexpressible because it has grown to such magnitude because of the many wrongs
afflicted on us by our brothers and sisters, we can know that the Father will transform this anger into
loving kindness and mercy. When we stumble and fall because of the greatness of the unfair burden
placed upon us, we may know that the Father will give us additional power to rise and continue.
When we observe our most cherished dreams and highest desires placed in jeopardy because of the
manipulations of unfeeling and selfish hearts, we may rest with the sure knowledge that nothing of
spiritual value is ever lost. When we ponder our fate and try to ascertain our direction in the storm
of life, we may with serene assurance note that our fate and direction are in the control of an
absolute, infinite, eternal, loving Father, who is filled with endless mercy and compassion.
When we feel that no one knows the depth of our sorrow and pain, we may know that not only are
his sorrow and pain known but they are also shared by the Father with intimate closeness. The
Father's love is all of everything. There is no sorrow or disappointment that the Father's love cannot
overcome. The fact that it requires time to overcome severe shock to the self does not change this
truth. The Father's love is greater than anything that can be experienced by the us.
Even if we must stand for truth alone, we may know that we are not alone, that the Father is standing
right beside us. And even though no one around us may be interested in truth, we may know that the
Father is Truth. And even though we are shocked by the realization that others may pretend to like
truth and pretend to be loyal, we may know that the Father is loyalty. And when we are compelled
to hold our peace, even though we want to shout at the top of our lungs, we can know that the Father
knows and understands how we feel.
The Father's mercies are great and never fail. The new spiritual meanings and values are forthcoming
in the fullness of time. As we struggle to adapt and adjust our eternal ideals to the rigorous
requirement of material existence, we may know that our struggles are not in vain, for spiritual
success will surely crown our efforts. And when those who avoid us because of some wrong they've
done to us, we may know that justice will be done, even mercy offered, for the Father loves them,
This concludes today's message on the comfort of the Father's love. We hope you find something in
this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until next time, this is Dr. James