Last week my office was filled with the smell of smoke coming from our beloved Cape mountains. The #capefire devastated a huge area, killing animals, reducing forests to ash and taking several houses with it.

On top of all this, a recent shack fire in nearby Sweet Home farm left another 28 families homeless.

How do you pray for something like that? Perhaps like how Paul prayed for the church in 1 Cor 1:3-4? Ask God, who is the Father of compassion and comfort, to meet people in their suffering, distress, and trouble.

Paul also sees a future where those who are comforted can be a comfort to others.

Is today a day in which you need comfort or to give comfort?

2 Cor 1.3-4 here: http://bit.ly/1wOD62t