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...

4 comments:

Sharon in NE said...

I never thought about it like that before. I've always known my walk is so much sweeter during the difficult times, but you really shed new light on the subject of mourning. That is very interesting! Thank you.

Hazel said...

Thank you for linking this for our Salt challenge.

esther said...

I was thinking about this verse for my salt piece too! but ended up using a different verse. Really love the softness of this colour scheme, an appropriate verse and choice for the theme, thank you

jacki jones said...

I like the way you put that too Sarah. I used to have the hardest time identifying the emotions I was feeling in times of loss like that as grief. Now I know and look to the Lord for comfort.