Too Deep for Words

A mother comforts in at least three ways—when her child has been (1) disappointed, (2) injured, or (3) some treasure has been lost. She takes the child in her arms and presses it to her heart. It may be no word is spoken. The sorrow is too deep for words and words too poor, at present, to soothe. And so the only thing is to draw the child as close to her as she can and make it feel that the grief is understood and shared—that whatever has happened, a mother’s love remains, better than all.
And so with God. “As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you.” He overshadows us with His presence; He makes us lean upon His arm; He allows us to find a place upon His bosom; He hides us near His heart. Here again, no word is spoken either by Him or us. He only makes us conscious that He is near and we are in His presence. We realize that He covers us “with His feathers,” and “under His wings” (Psa. 91:44He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. (Psalm 91:4)) we can trust, because we “abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psa. 91:11He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1)).
Excerpt from Gems From My Reading