10 May 2013

comfort (5 minute friday)

Joining with the community that is Five Minute Friday with the lovely Lisa Jo Baker. Writing not for comments or traffic or anyone else’s agenda. But for pure love of the written word. For joy at the sound of syllables, sentences and paragraphs all strung together by the voice of the speaker.

Five minutes on:  Comfort

Having lived in different areas of England we have assimilated a varied local vocabulary of every day phrases, such as saying hello:

Alright my lovely

Yow Awright


‘Ello chuck

The most disconcerting one for the boys when they were teenagers in Yorkshire was male bus drivers who called them love and duck.

The Shunnamite woman responded everything is all right to the holy man’s how are you at the time of Elisha (2 Kings 4:26)

It is well with my soul words penned by Spafford. If you don't know it, it is well worth reading the story behind the words of this hymn to see just what well of the soul they were drawn from.

Deep and unfathomable to most of us in a lifetime.

And the best hymns with the best words they bring a real comfort to the soul, comfort that is hard to express with words unless it is a place that has been visited by the soul.

It is well with my soul

The comfort of the Comforter


  1. The story behind that hymn has always been a source of encouragement of comfort to me. If he could stand and declare that in the midst of what he was going through, so can I.

  2. I love the hymn "It is Well with my soul". So true, comfort has to be experienced on a soul level to truly understand. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have always loved that hymn but especially because of the story behind it. I have sung it many a time. Claimed it. Prayed it. Clung to it. Thanks for reminding me that no matter what happens in this life, I can always plant my soul at rest in Him.

  4. Thanks ladies for the comments and dropping by. Not sure why that particular hymn came to mind & I don't even know it that well.
    But I was so happy to find the story behind it!