Pastor Wayne Derber

Phone:   815-570-2088 (home)   815-508-3435 (cell)



“As a Mother Comforts her Child”

“As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.” – Isaiah 66:13


Dear Friend in Christ,

      I still think of and miss my mother every day.  She died two years ago, but that reality has not taken her out of my life.  She is a part of me every day and always will be.  In my imagination, I can still see her face.  In my mind, I can still hear her voice.  In my memory, I can still remember our times together.  In my heart, I can still feel her love.  In a world that is filled with many uncertainties, I never questioned the certainty of my mother’s great love for me.

      For a variety of reasons, not all mothers are able to be so loving.  But in most cases, there is no greater love than the love that a mother has for her children.  I hope that you had a mother who was very loving to you.  If so, then you can well appreciate the meaning of the words in our memory verse for this month: “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.”

      My mother often comforted me when I was young.  When I was upset, she comforted me with a lullaby.  When I was hurting, she comforted me with soothing hands and hugs.  When I was hungry, she comforted me with drink and food.  When I cried out with fear in the darkness of night, my mother comforted me with her presence.  When I was weary, she comforted me with reassuring words.

      We adults still at times experience pain and heartache.  We never outgrow the need of comfort.  Just like a loving mother, our God assures us that he will be with us in the darkness of our pain and give us his tender comfort.  The next time that you are hurting and feeling upset, remember your mother and then think of God’s great promise: “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you.”


In Christ,   Pastor Wayne