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who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

2 Corinthians 1:4 (NIV)

Comfort is a big deal. Most of us live our lives based on the notion of comfort. We have comfort zones, comfort food, comfortable chairs, beds, ideas, etc. The list goes on and on. If I had to guess at what comfort means in this world, I’d say it has to do with having a pleasant sensation that derives from the physical.

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Have you ever not seen something that had been there all along? Like not seeing a spot on the carpet that, after you’ve seen it, you can’t shake the question, “How did I miss that? The truth is like that once you know it. Lies are so obvious once we know the truth, but without knowing the truth, we are bound by our belief in the lie.

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In 1967, The Beatles released “All You Need Is Love,” and it’s been a smashing success ever since. If there’s one thing the world can agree on, it’s that we need love. However, The Beatles didn’t really tell us what love was, but they did give us a great song to sing. In 1993, Haddaway released the song, “What is love,” which also didn’t answer the question but did give us something to dance to. What is love? What does it look like? How can we apply love, as defined in 1 Corinthians 13:4, to our lives?

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I don’t spend a lot of time and effort thinking about my toes. When my toenails need trimming, I trim them and when I bathe, I wash my feet. I wear socks for comfort and out of practicality. See? Even when I start talking about my toes, I end up lumping them together with both of my feet! My poor toes just don’t get the love and attention that, oh, I don’t know, my fingers or my hands get. You know what? When I stub a toe, it has my full attention. Not only that, after I stub a toe, I pay more attention to my toes and where I put them until the wounded toe is better, and then I forget about it again. How awful it is to be one of my toes! You know what, in the body of Christ, you can be a toe, and you are just as important as the person that is an eye.

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