A God Who Cares

This week's devotion comes from our Office Manager, Kay.  Kay is such a great help to me.  She doesn't just have office knowledge, she has Biblical knowledge too!  I know I can go into the office any time for good, holy conversation.  Most of all, Kay makes us all feel comfortable in the office.  

This week, she is offering us a devotion on the comfort of God!  Enjoy.  

- Reverend Dave


As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you … (Isaiah 66:13)

But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.  (Psalm 131:2)

This, then, is how you should pray:  “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name …”  (Matthew 6:9)

When I was a little girl, members of my family would take turns reading to me when I went to bed at night.  My dad’s reading voice was steady and calm, with just a little inflection at the more dramatic parts of the stories.

The other day, Reverend Dave and I were talking in the church office when his phone beeped.  “Just a minute,” he said.  “It’s time for Georgie’s nap and he likes to talk with me before he goes to sleep.”

Children like a calm and loving presence, especially at bedtime.  Maybe it’s not just children who like that, maybe we adults do also.

When my maternal grandmother would spend the night at our house, she’d stay in my room with me.  I remember once the lights were out and we were settling down, I would hear her softly saying her bedtime prayers.  It seems she also wanted peace before bedtime, and she found it by praying to her Heavenly Father.

As we sing in an old favorite hymn, “what a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.”  Please join with me today in being so thankful, so very grateful, that we have a God who is near, who hears us, and who cares.

- Kay Stadlmeir

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