Comfort My People
Comfort My People
Some may question, is God still relevant in this world of chaos today? If so, how does God's grace change our lives? Comfort My People echoes the Prophet's theme in Isaiah 40:1-8, to comfort God's people down through the centuries; to let them be sure that God had mercy in store for them, even in the worst of times. Centuries later, Isaiah's prophecy is still true and clearly evident today, even when terrorists from foreign lands attack us, and immorality swallows our nation from within. Comfort truly comes when our sin is pardoned, and we experience God's mercy through the divine love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ and His suffering, death and resurrection was of such an infinite value that it was more than double for our sins. Comfort My People is my life-long account of God's mercy and comfort shown so abundantly to me. I have, as so many readers have, personally experienced suffering and the death of loved ones. I have personally experienced God's grace as he comforted me by the power and presence of His Holy Spirit on so many occasions. Comfort My People documents that through acts of service for others we find that life is much more than a story of suffering and death; it is also a story of great joy, hope and victory. As we recognize how God has been at work in the past, we can look forward with a clear vision and be comforted in the confidence that God's presence, grace and mercy will be with us in the future, both in our individual lives and in our nation.
Mary Ruth Cody McMorris grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from a local business college in 1950. Her business career which began as an executive secretary grew to become an executive assistant with the stock brokerage firms of Dempsey-Tegeler & Co. and Rowles Winston & Co. in Corporate Finance. Her work experience and study led to a promising career as a paralegal with Fulbright & Jaworski law firm and The Dow Chemical Company's Legal Department. Throughout her life in Houston, Mary Ruth and her family were faithful members of First Presbyterian Church of Houston, where she grew in her love and faith in Jesus Christ, serving as a Sunday school teacher and Bible teacher in Circles of Presbyterian Women. At this point Mary Ruth felt a Call by the Holy Spirit to "go into full time service" for the Lord. After consulting with her pastors, she retired from her work as a Paralegal and was hired by her own church, beginning a new adventure in the Caring Ministry there. Comfort My People is not only a brief reflection of her work with the church, but it is a personal testimony of how the Christian faith is relevant in today's chaotic world. Mary Ruth shares some of her heartfelt prayers as well as a poignant, contemporary story of how the Holy Spirit has guided, protected and comforted her family throughout a lifetime: in times of the country's depression, war and crisis, in joy, as well as suffering and in sorrow. It is her true, authentic testimony of God's unfailing love at work in us as individual believers and in the nations of the world today.