As I shared Sunday, when Jesus calls you to Communion He is calling you to meet Him in His suffering. When you share in His suffering He promises to share in yours.
Meditating on that thought I was reminded of this song from the '80's I think expresses this thought quite well.
You said You’d come and share all my sorrows,
You said You’d be there for all my tomorrows,
I came so close to sending You away,
But just like You promised, You came there to stay,
I just had to pray.
And Jesus said, “Come to the water, stand by my side,
I know you are thirsty, you won’t be denied.
I felt every teardrop when in darkness you cried,
And I strove to remind you, that for those tears I died.”
Your goodness so great, I can’t understand,
And, dear Lord, I know that all this was planned.
I know You’re here now and always will be,
Your love loosed my chains and in You I’m free,
But Jesus why me.
Jesus, I give You my heart and my soul,
I know that without God I’d never be whole,
Savior, You opened all the right doors,
And I thank You and praise You from earth’s humble shores,
Take me I’m Yours.
He is a God of comfort!
Praise His Name!