Weeping and Laughter

Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh. (Luke 6:21b)

Woe to you who laugh now,
for you will mourn and weep. (Luke 6:25n)

Jesus was “a man of sorrows” and yet we see many times in the Gospels that He is attending a banquet or social occasion where there is probably a great deal of laughter going on; certainly some of His opponents thought He was rather too inclined to a party.

So what is He talking about?

We know that there were plenty of times when He grieved over this world and just how many of God’s children simply could not fathom the things of Heaven. Have you ever done that?

If you follow Jesus, things might not always go your way in this life. You may have dear friends or family who mock you or ridicule your beliefs; they might even turn their backs on you entirely. Surely that is a sad time for anyone. Even so, it is better to endure some of these types of sorrows now and be in relationship with God, than it is to sit proud and happy in this life without Him.

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About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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6 Responses to Weeping and Laughter

  1. paulfg says:

    “Even so, it is better to endure some of these types of sorrows now and be in relationship with God, than it is to sit proud and happy in this life without Him.”

    Thank you.

  2. Amen! Thank you for this teaching!

  3. Pingback: Weeping and Laughter-onwards | The Life Project-January 27 2017 | Re-theologizing

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