Feb 15, 2012

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The Beatitudes | Those Who Mourn

The Beatitudes | Those Who Mourn

“4 Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

“3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Revelation 21:3-4

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn. – Isaiah 61:1-3

 

This world is full of pain and sorrow.  The recent death of my Father has brought feelings such as these to the forefront of my life in recent days.  I mourn his death because I love him dearly and will miss him greatly.  I got to spend the last 9 hours of his life with him.  He is the strongest man I know.  He dealt with many trials in his life and was strong through them all.  Eventually though, his earthly body succumb to the inevitable . . . death.  During the last nine hours of his life I got to spend with him I believe he accepted Christ.  He laid in his death-bed in a non-responsive state but I know he could hear me.  I talk to him once more about accepting Christ.  I never had peace in my soul that he came to Christ, but for some reason I know he did in the last few hours of his life and that I will see him again some day.  Our pain here on this earth is temporary.  We should ultimately be joyful as in the blink of an eye our Father will wipe every tear from our eyes and we will never have to experience crying or pain again.  God Thank You for Everything!

 

 

  1. Sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Your response is amazing. God has brought you a long way in the 15 years I’ve known you.

  2. What a beautiful testimony to your belief in God and how the Holy Spirit has filled your soul, that you can give thanks in all things.

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