"...who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we
ourselves have received from God."
(2 CORINTHIANS 1:4)
Jesus Christ is “my only comfort in life and in death.” Those words are from Question 1 of the Heidelberg Catechism, a summary of the Christian faith I first read while in solitary confinement. They were words I’d come to treasure more and more throughout my remaining years in prison.
After I was released from solitary confinement,
I was assigned to a minimum-security facility near Houston, Texas. Compared to other places I’d been, it felt more like a college campus than a prison.
One day the relative serenity of the Ramsey I Unit was broken when the man in the next cell tried to attack my cellmate. Putting myself between them, I was cut in two places on my arm. After being treated in the infirmary, I was sent back to solitary confinement while the incident was investigated.
I paced my cell in near despair. Where was the Lord in all this? Turning to the Psalms, I found comfort in Christ. He assured me in His Word that no matter what happened, He would always be with me as my only comfort in life and death.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7
WHERE DO YOU TURN FOR COMFORT? THERE IS NO TRUE COMFORT OUTSIDE OF THAT WHICH COMES THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
Bible In A Year
- Leviticus 15-16
- Psalm 54
- Luke 18