The Great Comforter  

Pocket Full of Quarters Trek 2012
The Great Comforter

By Cheryle M. Touchton
The Pocket Full of Quarters Lady

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled John 14:26-27 KJV

“Uh Oh,” I said, leaning over to pick up the green beads. My friends and ministry supporters, Debbie and Steve Schmidt and I were evangelizing in a mall in Flagstaff, Arizona. Four people had already received Jesus. We were standing next to the circle of seats that surrounded the mall playground. An adorable child with large brown eyes and straight black hair had leaned over her seat and dropped her beads.

“Here you go,” I said, handing her the beads. She smiled shyly.

“Thank you,” said her mother. Right away, I noticed that the mother’s eyes matched her daughters except they were sad.

“She is beautiful,” I cooed. “How old is she?”

“18 months. I brought her here because I thought she needed to be around other children.”

Again, there was that sadness. Most mothers preen when you brag on their babies. We talked for a while and shared why we were in the mall. This mother and daughter were Navaho, lived on a reservation, and followed the traditional Navaho faith. She knew about Jesus and even had some belief but was not a Christian and had no relationship with Jesus.

Eventually, she shared the reason for her sadness. Six months before, a car accident had stolen her husband and brutally and suddenly thrust her into the lonely world of single parenting.

“I am so sorry,” I said. “You need the Great Comforter.”

Debbie and I both saw it – hope. For the first time, this mother’s eyes had light. She jerked her head up to look at us and there it was – beautiful lovely hope.

“When you pray to receive Jesus, He sends the Comforter. The Comforter is the Holy Spirit. You need him now. He will help,” I whispered.

“Yes,” this mother quickly said. I gave her the gospel, speaking scripture. This sweet young mother tearfully prayed the words that allowed Jesus to send the Comforter.

“Here,” I said, handing her a card after we prayed. “These are scriptures that will help with grief. There are others on my website.”

“Thank you,” she whispered. “I was just on the internet looking for Bible verses that might help.”

We stood amazed in the presence of God. This mother had called on God by searching the internet. Next, God sent the Schmidts and me to her. Then this woman allowed God to send her the source of all comfort. Join us as we pray for her. Join our Prayer Team

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