With a very busy year end schedule at work, and all the usual holiday stuff, I found little time to take the car to the mechanic. I also figured maybe I could go green and wear a jacket. That didn't help much during some of the coldest days I've ever felt in LA (so much for global warming) but I sucked it up.
A friend was visiting with town with her infant and I was to pick her up at the airport Wednesday evening. I figured for the baby's sake I better get that heater fixed, so I did. Of course, the heater was repaired just in time for the first 70 degree day in the Valley in some time.
This morning I was in the car quite early and it was a bit nippy outside. I was just sucking up being a tad frio and realized - hey the heater works now. I turned it on and was quickly enveloped in some warm, comforting heat.
It reminded me of how we're also enveloped by the presence of God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (New Living Translation) tells us:
3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 5 For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.