Thursday, August 14, 2008
Blessed are they that mourn?
I've been thinking about this scripture. Wouldn't it be more of a blessing to just not mourn? Isn't that better than mourning with comfort?
The Word of God says that Jesus was a man of sorrows, acquainted with our griefs. (Acquainted here means complete understanding). So if He said that there is actual blessing in grief because of God's comfort, then how amazing that comfort must be! I've been thinking a lot about grief and loss lately, and realizing that there can be great grief not just in loss because of a person's death, but death of a dream or a vision or the loss of something that brought great meaning to one's life can bring a grief that is equally hard to bear. Will not God's comfort bring blessing in these as well?
Something to think about...