So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great. (Job 2:13)

The grieving need consoling company; in sorrow, a cessation of conversation affords time for love and compassion to flow from heart-to-heart. Body language is fluent in any locale; a lengthy embrace or holding the hand of someone hurting demonstrates compassion. I speak from experience.

At the age of sixteen, my godly Grandma passed away at age eighty-six. My heart was broken. During funeral home calling house, I sat with my best friend Carol and her future husband, Pat. In happier times, we were often a threesome and he never seemed to mind.

Carol's boyfriend tenderly took her girlfriend's hand. He reached out to me when I was hurting and brought comfort that a consoler could not express through words. Pat's caring touch of compassion not only brought temporary aid; to this day, it touches my heart.

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

Father, I am grateful for the comforters that you have sent into my life and for the Comforter, the Holy Spirit. In Jesus name, Amen.


Devotionals are her first love in writing. Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Devotions for the Deaf, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, Coosa Journal, With God Daily, Mary Hollingsworth’s The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Tyndale Publishers.