Monday, November 16, 2020

The Comfort of Night

Is there ever a perfect time to launch a book? This week has taught me no. This book finally became a reality earlier this month, and I have all the emotions - overwhelmed, underwhelmed, and simply whelmed!

A couple of years ago, during Easter, I started to read the events leading up to Jesus' death in the book of John. While these events are recounted in all four gospels, John's version reflects that he was the disciple whom Jesus loved; there's extra emotion in his version, and also John is the only one who captured the words Jesus spoke to His disciples the night before He would be crucified.

These words came at a time when it was night for the disciples - both figuratively and literally. Judas was identified and broke the fellowship, and it was also night (John 13:30). As I read and re-read Jesus' words at this time, I began to realize that what he said provides a framework for living this Christian life. It's as if Jesus summed up His entire ministry in these hours before His death. 

The disciples asked many questions, and He answered them all. Then He prepared their hearts and minds for what was to come, and finally, He prayed for them. 

Jesus' words at this time so resonated with me because we've all experienced dark times that seem to sneak up on us, yet the presence of Jesus is so near. The Comfort of Night is what the nearness of Jesus' presence provides.

I've weaved stories from my life as I share what Jesus words meant to the disciples and, in turn, us. I'm excited to share this book with you. You can purchase via this link, and you can also get a chance to meet me this Saturday at the virtual book launch. The event information is found here. If you're not on FB but would like to participate, feel free to email me ( for the event details.


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  1. Congrats on the book! I know for myself that Jesus is so near during the night and life's darkest moments.

  2. this is the best time to launch this book. we all need comfort certainly now, and you are bringing our thoughts to Jesus and how He never leaves us. even in the dark. maybe, especially.

  3. Congratulations on your book. Thank you for sharing such encouragement. Blessings.

  4. The night before Jesus went up that hill to Calvary is one that I have pondered, meditated, and wept with many, many times. My book, John 17 - The Real Lord's Prayer is a look at His soulful coversation with His Father before He would see Him once again in Glory. xo

  5. Congratulations on your book Nylse! We all need comfort, especially now. Sharing!

  6. Congratulations and good luck with the book! Thanks for linking at #WowOnWednesday.

  7. Congratulations on your book! I think anything that can point people to hope in times of darkness is very appropriate right now!

  8. Oh wow, what a wonderful accomplishment! Congratulations on completing the book and publishing it. You are so inspiring! Heading off to check it out now.



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