Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel . . . Luke 2:25a NIV
The Consolation of Israel - Jesus Christ - is the only One Who can heal the broken heart. He consoles with His strong and gentle presence. He consoles with His death to pay for sins and with His resurrection to destroy the power of death. He consoles with the anticipation of His return and the end of all that is evil or wrong. In the midst of things we cannot understand and pain we cannot overcome, we must seek refuge in the Lord. May the Lord console the mourning and hurting hearts - wherever they may be found . . . .