The consolation ministry in Santa Fe is one in which we visit people who are in need of consolation in some way. One day Hortensia and I went to visit a woman recently widowed. Her husband was a good man, most recently selling gasoline in small bottles from the front of the house, to provide for the family. We found her sitting outside, chatting with a neighbor a couple of houses away. She eagerly left her neighbor to join us in her home when Hortensia said we’d come to see her. We went with the desire to offer her comfort and consolation after the sudden death of her husband. While she was obviously appreciative of our visit, she didn’t need it, at least not in the way I had expected. She gave a very strong testimony, in my mind, of just how God can comfort us in such difficult times. She described how she deals with the waves of sadness that come. She realizes she can’t stay in the sad states and care for her family. Her solution is to sing praises to God when she feels the grief, thanking God for everything. She accepted how her life has changed after 30 some years together with her husband. After visiting awhile, we prayed for her and left. How much consolation we offered her, I’ll never know. She, however, strengthened me in my walk with Christ. Please join me in praying that all who grieve may turn to God for comfort in their time of sorrow.