Those Who Mourn

Most of the time, we don’t associate blessing with mourning; maybe we should rethink this… Matthew didn’t actually say what those blessed ones are mourning; it could be the loss of a loved one, it could be the loss of their home or possessions, or it could be the sinful and rebellious state of this world. Maybe it doesn’t matter…

I think it is safe to say that for a person to truly mourn they first had to love; certainly this would be true in the loss of a loved one. It would also be true if a person is mourning the loss of possessions, for if they didn’t love the possession(s) lost, would they actually mourn?

It wouldn’t seem so.

If the person was mourning for the wickedness of this world, wouldn’t that show they loved God a whole lot?

Consider for a moment those who do not mourn; what a terrible and sad life they must lead! Never having enough of a relationship with anyone for love to develop; never being able to mourn? Never having a loving relationship with God so as to mourn for those who rebel against Him?

Never loving never mourning?

Those who mourn will receive comfort from God, both in the here and now and in the ultimate future when all pain and sorrow will cease. I don’t know about you, but for me, just knowing this is a comfort that brings joy into my life.

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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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11 Responses to Those Who Mourn

  1. My cousin just died and when I read your post it made me understand why this is so hard for me. Thanks for the lovely thoughts. I will reblog it.

  2. Reblogged this on Embracing Life and commented:
    This is a lovely post and I hope it will help my family today as they celebrate the life and passing of my cousin John, a special soul.

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  4. Nice, something to ponder over.

  5. Reblogged this on FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and commented:
    Great thought from a dear Brother in the Lord; please visit for much, much more insight and inspiration!

  6. vw1212 says:

    Mourning like love have it’s pitfall as well… vw

  7. GwennonR says:

    I needed this today. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  8. Hi Don, you are part of my menu, I don’t know how many find you – br Andrew

  9. Pingback: Those Who Mourn – 25 June 2017 – Br Andrew's Muses

  10. Ben Aqiba says:

    Another great article

    Thank you

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