Thursday, April 9, 2009
From grief to Joy
Some months back I shared on here that I'd been thinking about the scripture "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." It said to me that even grief is a blessing because of His comfort.
With Good Friday and Easter arriving, I am reminded of that scripture again. The grief the disciples and others who loved Jesus had to be the most excruciating grief imaginable, but oh, what an unbelievable comfort - more than comfort, inexpressible joy - they experienced at the resurrection!
We cannot relate to their experience, though ... not understanding the resurrection was yet to come, they had no hope of comfort. No matter how serious I contemplate the cross, in my deepest understanding of the grief of his death - for my sake, even - deep within my heart beats the cry of "BUT HE ROSE AGAIN!"
See you Monday.