With wild winds whirling in this weekend, heralding the coming winter, I was tempted to linger under my favorite quilt this morning. Waking up after a wonderful Thanksgiving feast, I relished the soft warmth of my flannel pajamas and a much-loved coverlet.
Sure the hearty hugs of extended family at Thanksgiving gatherings are most welcomed. Friendly conversations over fine foods prepared in love speak volumes to one’s spirit.
But there’s something special about curling up in coziness on a blustery November morning, especially in a hand-made quilt, created by a loved one.
Ah, the comfort.
What is it about snuggling under a cozy quilt that sends both the winter cold and the chill within one’s own spirit to flee?
Maybe it’s the sweetness of feeling enveloped in comfort that chases worries and leaves us feeling snug and secure. Such moments give us a tiny taste of God’s own affection for us. After all, His own Spirit is our Comforter.
I will ask the Father,
and He will give you another Comforter
(Counselor, Helper, Intercessor,
Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby),
that He may remain with you forever.”
(John 14:16, AMP)
Praise Him, the Lover of our souls and the God of all comfort!
For what are you thankful?
Golden Retriever in Blanket
Thankful at Thanksgiving
Adapted from public domain artwork
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