What a day! Just as we are beginning to be allowed out a little more, the rain is driving us all back inside again. The thing I want most today is to be cosy, warm and dry. I want to eat comfort foods and I want to snuggle up with a boxset or a good film. Unfortunately the task list does not allow for any of those kind of shenanigans and so I am attempting, with little success, to power on through.
Some of us have been reading Henry Martin's book throughout Lent, which includes daily readings and reflections on the areas of Jesus' life where he may have struggled. As I reflect on my own struggle today, it got me thinking about whether Jesus found himself seeking out comfort. I think he may have done. Okay so perhaps his version of comfort didn't involve a big bowl of ice-cream or binge watching a series on Netflix but he did have Mary, Martha and Lazarus, good friends that he visited who no doubt gave him a good feed and some warmth and laughter. A friendly and comforting place in the midst of all that was going on in his life.
If, like me, you're just not feeling it today, it's okay to seek out comfort; to seek out those things that bring you rest and restore you. Rest in the knowledge that you are loved and that God's love is not conditional on your productivity. You are a precious child of God, rest in his arms today.